o Type of license must be evaluated
*Ancillary requirements may apply
The Arkansas Department of Education values our veterans, military and family members. Our workforce, economic development and students are all enhanced by their contributions. The portability of out of state and Department of Defense educator licenses to Arkansas through the process of reciprocity is just one way we use to attract and retain the services of these highly valued educators. Priority is given to processing these applications in the most efficient and timely manner. Official transcripts may be sent, from the university, electronically, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a Reciprocity packet from ADE by emailing email@example.com (Please include a name and mailing address where you would like to receive the packet).
b. Official Transcripts
c. Copy of current or expired out of state educator’s license
d. Content area and pedagogy testing required for the out-of-state license, if applicable
e. Documentation of three years licensed teaching experience, if applicable
f. National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification, if appicable
o Content or Pedagogy testing
o Arkansas History (If applicable)
*Documentation of successful completion of the ADE approved content area and pedagogy assessments must be submitted for the standard license.
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