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Arizona Teacher Institute
The University of Arizona (UA) and Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) partnership develops and implements a vertically integrated, nationally replicable Arizona Teacher Institute offering a Master's Degree in Middle School Mathematics Leadership for middle school teachers; a Certificate in Mathematics Teacher Mentoring for secondary-certified teachers; and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Teacher Preparation for recent mathematics Ph.D.'s.

In addition to teachers directly engaged, the project has long-term impact by establishing a permanent degree program serving regional and national audiences through distance learning. The Institute is designed so that, in addition to producing middle school teacher leaders, it trains secondary-certified teachers and postdoctoral faculty serving as instructors for distance versions of the courses in the Master's program, and eventually for future local versions of the Teacher Institute.

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Perspectives on Deepening Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge: The Case of the Arizona Teachers Institute
"The Arizona Teaching Institute (ATI) is a partnership between the University of Arizona and Tucson Unified School District. ATI has developed and implemented a Master's degree in Middle School Mathematics…
Arizona Teacher initiative: Institute for Mathematics and Education
Posted by: Daniel Madden. The Arizona Teacher Institute has developed a three-year part-time master's degree for middle school teachers, which includes content courses in mathematics and education and two final projects, an action research…
Action or Research? The Purpose of Action Research in Professional Development
The Arizona Teacher Institute is a three year part-time master's degree for middle school teachers, which includes courses in mathematics and education and two final projects, an action research project…
Vertical Integration in the Arizona Teacher Institute
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "Hypothesis: STEM post doctoral students can learn as much about K-12 education from experienced high school teachers as the teachers can learn about mathematics…