The Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure


Provide all students across Arkansas the access to excellent teachers and leaders.


Attract, Prepare, Develop Support, Retain

 Teach Arkansas Goals

Attract quality teacher candidates to meet workforce needs.
Prepare aspiring educators to be day one ready.
Develop early career educators to meet the needs of all students.
Support career educators through growth and advancement opportunities.
Retain a high-quality educator workforce that meets the needs of all students.

Pathways to Licensure

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Arkansas has a variety of pathways into the education profession. Find out your best option based on your level of education and previous work experiences.

Educator Licensure

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Once a pathway to licensure has been completed, visit the Educator Licensure page to learn how to obtain or renew your Arkansas license. District human capital leaders can also use this page to look up teacher licensure status and request certain licensure exceptions.

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