Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Become a Special Educator

To learn about the various routes to educator licensure, visit the Arkansas Department of Education's webpage to get started.

For additional resources concerning preparing and retaining qualified Special Educators, go to the Personnel Recruitment and Retention Website, that is a resource from the National Center for Special Education Personnel & Related Service Providers at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education also provides resources regarding aid.To find information about financial aid for teachers, go to

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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