The Provisional Professional Teaching License (PPTL) is a three-year, provisional Educator license issued to an experienced professional for the purpose of teaching on a part-time or full-time basis as teacher-of-record in an Arkansas public school.
To obtain a Provisional Professional Teaching License for middle childhood grades (4-8) Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies or secondary grades (7-12) content areas, a candidate must:
The holder of a Provisional Professional Teaching License shall complete twenty-four (24) hours of training in pedagogy as determined by the ADE in the first year of licensure. These twenty-four (24) hours of training in pedagogy shall be in addition to and not considered a part of the professional development required for teachers by state law or by their employing public school district. The Provisional Professional Teaching License shall be revoked if the professional fails to obtain the required training within one (1) year of the date of licensure. Training provided on the Frameworks for Teaching may count as the pedagogy hours.
The Provisional Professional Teaching License will be converted to the standard, five-year educator license upon providing documentation of:
Applicants for the Provisional Professional Teaching license are encouraged to contact the Office of Educator Licensure at 501-682-4342 for information on the required testing for any licensure area they may be interested in or for clarification on the required background checks.
All applications along with the required documentation will be sent to the Office of Educator Licensure. Please submit the application, official transcripts, letter of justification and verification of content specific work experience for evaluation before proceeding with additional requirements.
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