A Bachelor's Degree - Your Pathway to Licensure

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Completing a bachelor’s degree is the first step to becoming a licensed teacher.

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Wondering what colleges and universities offer degree programs leading to teacher licensure? Review DESE approved programs and contact program deans/directors.   
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Love math, science, and computer science? Check out these programs that allow you to receive a STEM degree while also completing a pathway to licensure!

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Interested in beginning your licensure pathway with a free associate’s degree? Check out the ArFuture Grant! Several community colleges offer associate’s degrees in education that will transfer to an educator preparation program at a four-year institution.

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Do you hold an associate’s degree? Explore degree completion opportunities thatwill put you on a pathway to teacher licensure.

For more information, please contact:

Maria Touchstone, Human Capital Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Box 5
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone:  501-683-6285
Fax:  501-682-5118