AZ Cyber Initiative

Teacher Cyber Bootcamp

Just Announced:
Summer 2023 Sessions
Part 1: July 10-13, Location: Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ

Part 2: July 17-20, Location: Pima Community College, East Campus, Tucson, AZ

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Working with Teachers to Prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders in Arizona. 

The AZ Cyber Initiative’s Teacher Cyber Bootcamp is a designed to give Arizona high school teachers a greater understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals and digital literacy and how the subjects they teach relate to careers in cybersecurity, IT, and related fields. 

Participating teachers will attend a four-day session with lectures and coursework covering a wide range of cyber-related topics (see below). The bootcamps are open to 9-12 grade teachers of any subject. Prior knowledge or experience with cybersecurity or related content areas is not required. 

The Teacher Cyber Bootcamp curriculum is developed through partnerships with affiliated nonprofits, leaders in the cybersecurity industry, and an array of local, state, and federal institutions in both the public and private sectors.

Bootcamp Partners

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Prepare your students for their future

Subjects and Courses Include:

  • Security Awareness
  • Careers in Cyber
  • Website Security
  • Network Security
  • Common Attacks



  • Cyber Ethics
  • Automating Cyber Tasks
  • Cyber Curriculum Integration
  • Data Security & Privacy




Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Teacher Cyber Bootcamp program?

The Teacher Cyber Bootcamp is a program designed for high school teachers to develop knowledge of cybersecurity fundamentals and digital literacy to apply to their lesson plans, and understand how their content areas relate to careers in cyber, IT and related fields.

Who can attend a Teacher Cyber Bootcamp?
Participation is open to 9-12 grade teachers from all content areas. Prior knowledge in cybersecurity, IT, or a related content area is NOT required.
Spots are limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and reserved for educators who are able to complete both spring and summer program training requirements.



When and where do the Teacher Cyber Bootcamps take place?
As of now, there is one session on the calendar: A pilot Teacher Cyber Bootcamp scheduled for March 13-16 at Pima County Community Colleage, East Campus. 



How do I apply to attend a Teacher Cyber Bootcamp?

Apply by completing our online registration form. The AZ Cyber Initiative will contact anyone who fills out a form with additional information. 

Stipends &

Is there a stipend for attending a Teacher Cyber Bootcamp?
There is NO cost to attend. Teachers will be eligible to receive a $1,125 stipend upon successful completion of the program.


Can I be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses?

Teachers outside of Pima County will receive additional stipend to cover travel and lodging related expenses.

Is there a certification or credential associated with Teacher Cyber Bootcamp?
Participating teachers will recieve a Certificate for Professional Development  upon completion of program.


Bootcamp Basics 

What do participating teachers learn at the bootcamp?

Participants in the Teacher Cyber Bootcamp will have an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of cyber-related topcis and how to incorporate them into lesson plans.

Concepts and course subjects include:

  • Security Awareness
  • Careers in Cyber
  • Website Security
  • Network Security
  • Common Attacks
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Automating Cyber Tasks
  • Cyber Curriculum Integration
  • Data Security & Privacy
Who teaches the classes in the Teacher Cyber Bootcamps?

Many instructors are students themselves, such as undergraduate, grad students, or individuals pursuing PhDs. Others are professionals working in cybersecurity or a related industry.

What is on the daily schedule for the Teacher Cyber Bootcamp?

Each session runs for four (4) days, Monday – Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

Breaks are included throughout the training, to include a one (1) hour lunch break. 

What materials and equipment are students required to have for the Cyber Bootcamps?

For in-person sessions, most of the materials – including pens, notebooks, snacks, water, and virutal access – will be provided by the AZ Cyber Initiative. Students are welcome to bring their own preferred food items or writing materials, but they will not be required to do so.

For the virutal sessions, participants will need to have access to their own computer or laptop with audio & video capabilities, headphones (suggested), and Internet access. All virtual Cyber Bootcamp activities and projects are web-based, and students will need to stream live video calls, access emails, and websites. But they will not be required to download any software or install specialized applications, unless they are instructed to do so in advance by their instructors.