Arkansas Teacher Residency Model

Launching in the Fall of 2022!

Teacher tlaking with student in classroom

As the gap between the number of beginning teachers and completers of educator preparation programs continues to widen, the need for robust “grow your own” teacher programs becomes more critical than ever before. To address this important issue and to ensure students have access to qualified teachers, the Arkansas Department of Education will launch the Arkansas Teacher Residency Model in the fall of 2022.  

The model is an affordable, work-based pathway to the teaching profession and can begin as early as high school. It also targets other individuals who have always wanted to become a teacher but did not pursue that option in the past.

To learn more about the model, check out the slide presentation or watch the video presentation below. Also, stay tuned as more information becomes available!


For more information, please contact:

Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure
Phone: 501-683-4095