Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Inspire Today: Become a Teacher

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The impact that teachers and school leaders have on the lives of students is far-reaching and life-changing. Teachers provide countless opportunities to inspire the next generation, build leaders and educate tomorrow’s workforce. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a variety of flexible programs and opportunities that lead to a career as a teacher or school leader.

Pathways to the Classroom

Critical Academic Shortage Areas

Teachers in critical shortage areas may be entitled to financial incentives. For more information, please visit Critical Academic Shortage Areas for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Financial Aid

For state and federal program opportunities, please go to Financial Aid and Incentives for Teachers (PDF).

Praxis® Test Preparation Materials

The Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. To help prepare for the tests, please visit Preparation Materials.

For more information, please contact:

Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Box 5
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone:  501-682-8526
Fax:  501-682-5118

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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