Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Master Teacher Designation Pathways

To learn more about becoming a master teacher in Arkansas, Check out the Master Professional Educator Designation Guide (PDF):

Pathways and Programs Approved for Designation

Arkansas Teacher of the Year
Milken Educator
Presidential Award for Math and Science
National Board Certified Teacher
BloomBoard’s Lead and Master Professional Educator Micro-Endorsements are competency-based professional development programs composed of a stack of micro-credentials designed to improve instructional practices, content knowledge, and classroom management skills. A micro-credential is earned by demonstrating competence in a specific skill via a portfolio of evidence created through classroom practice. 
A Master Professional Educator license designation is intended for a teacher who is choosing to lead primarily from the classroom, modeling a deep understanding of the complexities of classroom practice. Educators pursuing a Master Professional Educator license designation can choose between a foundational or blended learning focus:
  • Master Professional Educator Foundations
  • Foundations for Blended Learning

Boundless Learning Co-Teaching Micro-credential for Master Designation

The Boundless Learning Co-Teaching Professional Development offered by the Arkansas Co-Teaching Project and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Technology in Education (CTE) offers instructional facilitators completing the program requirements to earn a micro-credential and apply for Lead Teacher designation. Evidence is submitted throughout the year-long professional development to Johns Hopkins University’s CTE for verification of competency through practice and application.
For information about the Boundless Learning PD Packages, visit Candidates must be a part of one of these to be eligible.
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State Standards

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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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