Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Impact Tomorrow: Grow Through the Career Continuum

Teacher and student at desk in classroom

Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results in professional growth improves outcomes for all students. Teachers have the unique opportunity to learn from the past, affect the present and impact the future. Teachers must continue to enhance their professional learning by seeking opportunities that promote highly effective teaching practices and support student-focused learning.

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Teacher Leadership in Arkansas

Apply to Add a Licensure Designation

  1. Directions for Applying to Add a Licensure Designation (PDF)
  2. Verification Form (PDF)
  3. To apply, login to the Arkansas Educator Licensure System

Arkansas Teachers Leading from the Classroom 

Learn about teachers who are leading from the classroom. Read or watch the Stories That Matter

Learn about Opportunity Culture Schools

Advocate for Teacher Leadership

Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders
Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools
Best Practices on Teacher Leadership

How to Become a Program Provider for Lead and Master Professional Educator Designation

Standards Required for Program Providers

Arkansas Teacher Leader Model Standards-Master Professional Educator Desigation

Arkansas Teacher Leader Model Standards-Lead Professional Educator Designation

Protocol for Program Providers

Program Application

Program Provider Master Professional Educator Alignment Matrix

Program Provider Lead Professional Educator Alignment Matrix

For more information, please contact:

Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall Room 106B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4382

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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