Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

A Bachelor's Degree - Your Pathway to Licensure

 

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Completing a bachelor’s degree is the first step to becoming a licensed teacher.

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Wondering what colleges and universities offer degree programs leading to teacher licensure? Review DESE approved programs and contact program deans/directors.   
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Love math, science, and computer science? Check out these programs that allow you to receive a STEM degree while also completing a pathway to licensure!
 

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Interested in beginning your licensure pathway with a free associate’s degree? Check out the ArFuture Grant! Several community colleges offer associate’s degrees in education that will transfer to an educator preparation program at a four-year institution.

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Do you hold an associate’s degree? Explore degree completion opportunities that will put you on a pathway to teacher licensure.
 
 

For more information, please contact:

Sharlee Crowson, Recruitment and Retention Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Box 5
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone:  501-682-6349
Fax:  501-682-5118
Email: sharlee.crowson@arkansas.gov
 
Venus Torrence, Recruitment and Retention Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Box 5
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone:  501-682-3606
Fax:  501-682-5118
Email: venus.torrence@arkansas.gov
 

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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