The Premier Series is an array of courses designed to provide teachers with the skills they need to be successful as an instructor in a CTE program.
We recognize that, increasingly, CTE teachers come directly to the professional from industry without the benefit of having participated in a teacher training program. As such they are often thrust into the profession with inadequate pedagogical preparation. The Premier Series is designed to provide teachers with the skills they will need to successfully navigate not only the CTE classroom, but the CTE laboratory, work-based learning and CTE student organizations as well. The courses are offered throughout the state and provide opportunities for university credit through the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Arizona Department of Education credit is also available for all courses in this series. These credits enable a teacher to move from provisional to standard CTE certification. This is good teacher training.
The Premier Series is offered throughout the state of Arizona. Pima JTED, West-MEC and ACTEAZ offer the training. ACTEAZ travels to areas not served by Pima JTED and West-MEC and provides training at the ACTEAZ Summer Conference.