Premier Program Series

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The Premier Program Series is a professional development series developed in partnership with the AZ CTE Programs of Study in order to make Standard Certification attainable through convenient, relevant, and affordable classes in the pedagogy of teaching.

The Premier Program Series offers courses to CTE teachers who want to improve their teaching as well as to industry professionals who want to become not only experts in their field, but also expert teachers in their field.  There are over fifteen courses in the ACTEAZ Premier Program Series.  Each course offers ADE credit and can be used for moving from Provisional Certification to Standard Certification.  This certificate will be accepted by the certification office in lieu of transcripted college credit.  It counts toward the “Professional Knowledge” coursework required to transform a “Provisional CTE Certificate” into a “Standard CTE Certificate”.  There is no cost for the certificate.  There is also an option for transcripted credit through a state university at the regular college tuition cost.

The Courses in the Premier Program Series are all taught by highly engaging instructors who model best practices in the classroom. You will leave each course with strategies to carry you through your teaching career. You will also leave each course with activities you can use in your classroom the next day. All of the materials are available electronically for your use.

Courses Offered

The courses are affordable, convenient and relevant to your classroom. The following are classes currently being offered, or that will be offered soon, in the major metropolitan areas as well as being offered in the rural areas of our state:


Contact Mary Anne Berens, Premier Program Series Coordinator at for more information.