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The Purpose of Certification
Teacher certification is the education systemís process by which the state evaluates the credentials of prospective teachers to ensure that they possess the minimum qualifications set by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). Certification ratifies the quality of a teacherís competence in subject knowledge, teaching skills, methodologies, and potential classroom management skills. Certification is a legal process carried out by the Arizona Department of Educationís teacher certification division. All states require teacher applicants to have completed a bachelorís degree and a state-approved teacher education program or the appropriate number of credits for coursework requirements.   



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