Johnny Key

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas Educator Competencies


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The educator competency documents describe what an educator should know and be able to do in a particular licensure area.  For example, the Elementary K-6 competencies outline the knowledge and skills for teaching students in kindergarten through grade 6.

First Time Standard License Areas

Endorsement Areas Only

Foundations of Reading Competencies


For more information, please contact:

Sharlee Crowson, Educator Preparation Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 108-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-683-1524
Fax: 501-682-1193
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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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