Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Educator Effectiveness

From Pre-K to post-secondary, every child deserves to be surrounded by a team of excellent educators every year.

Ensuring equitable access in Arkansas schools is part of a larger initiative across the United States designed to move America toward the day when every student in every public school is taught by excellent educators.

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is committed to assisting school districts with recruiting excellent educators. This process involves attracting high quality candidates to the profession, providing rigorous and relevant preparation, supporting educators to maximize effectiveness, and extending opportunities to retain the best teachers. 


For more information, please contact:

Sandra Hurst, Director of Educator Support & Development
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 402-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-8526
Fax: 501-682-5118

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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