Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Reignite Your Passion: Return to Teaching

The passion that an educator has for teaching is powerful. It leads us to our purpose. Reconnect with and reignite your passion and purpose for teaching in 2018 by returning to the classroom. The children of Arkansas deserve access to excellent teachers and leaders. They need experienced teachers like you! 

For returning teachers, the number of required professional development hours have been reduced to 36 hours. Contact the Office of Educator Licensure at 501-682-4342 to ask for your own personal advisor.

For more information, please contact:

Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 402-B
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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