Instructions for PD Option

Applications are encouraged and accepted on a year-round basis for the following summer.

  •  Fill out our secure online application and click the "submit" button at the end of the page.

  • Complete a response to this "short answer" prompt as a Word document or PDF, name it "LASTNAME FIRSTNAME Short Answer", and email the attachment to javoc@email.arizona.eduTo be considered an adequate response, we would expect this to be approximately 250 - 400 words in length.

Please describe your short and long term goals and how this program can help you meet them. Describe why you are interested in this "real-world" program – what do you hope to gain, what characteristics do you have that will help you succeed in this program. Email this to Javier Lopez. This essay is to help us get to know you better and does not go beyond the Director of Teacher Development's office.

  • Additionally, Identify two references have them prepare letters of recommendation and send to the address below or email directly to

  • Obtain vaccination records -  you will need these for your summer graduate college application - find information at Do not send them at this time.

  • Complete online training module  for writing your business resume and use the template provided to create business resume.  Bring a paper copy to the in-person orientation session or have a digital copy to work with if you are in a rural area.

  • Please send as an attachment in either Word or PDF format Obtain and send school calendar along with business resume email both to

  • We wil review your application and contact you for your next steps, which barring any disqualifying factors, will be as follows:

    • You will be required to attend an two-hour orientation session TBD.  If you live in a rural area we will provide a link for internet access to the sessions

    • You will need to begin your application as a "non-degree seeking" student through the graduate college at - click “Apply Now” to begin the application, then just follow directions.

    • After you have completed the interview/orientation and are provisionally accepted into the program, your resume will be sent to 1 or more companies looking for candidate with your particular qualifications

    • Companies will contact you directly for an interview and potentially extend a hiring offer