Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Scheduled Professional Development (K-12)

Scheduled Professional Development required under Section 6 of the Rules Governing Professional Development shall include content that is provided by:

  • ADE, including ArkansasIDEAS
  • An institution of higher education
  • A provider approved by ADE
  • An education service cooperative

A school district or an open-enrollment public charter school shall make available to the appropriate educator required professional development as noted on the following schedule as part of the minimum annual requirement:

Scheduled Professional Development Rotation

  • Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter - two hours in 2017-2018 and every fourth year thereafter
  • Parent Involvement - two hours in 2018-2019 and every fourth year thereafter
  • Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention - two hours in 2019-2020 and every fourth year thereafter
  • Arkansas History - two hours in 2020-2021 and every fourth year thereafter  for those who provide* instruction in Arkansas History
  • Human Trafficking – beginning in 2018-19, and each year thereafter, a school district shall make available to licensed personnel thirty (30) minutes of professional development on recognizing and reporting human trafficking
  • Athletic Coaches – at least once every three (3) years, training in recognition and management regarding events or conditions* that may be encountered by a student during athletic training and physical activities
  • Administrators – annual professional development in data disaggregation, instructional leadership and fiscal management*

*Please refer to the ADE Rules Governing Professional Development (Sections 6 and 7) for specific topics and licensure area requirements.


For more information, please contact:

Sherri ThorneProgram Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Professional Learning
Four Capitol Mall, Room 302-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-6285

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