Pre-Educator Program of Study

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Considering 60 percent of teachers work 20 miles from where they graduated high school, districts are encouraged to provide opportunities for their high school students to experience the teaching profession through the Pre-Educator Program of Study. High schools may offer this option as a career education program of study.

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Who Can Teach

Any licensed effective teacher who is passionate about the profession and wishes to share their expertise with the future generation of teachers is qualified to teach the courses in this program of study. If courses are offered for concurrent credit, instructor qualifications set by the partnering institution must be met.
 
 
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What Credential Is Awarded

Industry-recognized certified teaching assistant (CTA) credential awarded upon program completion.

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What Funding is Available

State start-up and Perkins funding available. The Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship will award eligible high school students $125 per course for up to two concurrent credit courses per semester.

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Program Details and How to Apply

 

Cluster: Education and Training | Pathway: Teaching and Training

Program of StudyLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4 (Optional)
Pre-Educator
Life Span Development
(493020)
Foundations of Teaching
(493240)
OR
Teacher Cadet I (497100)
OR
Concurrent Credit
Foundations of Teaching
(590230)
Methods of Teacher
Instruction (493290)
OR
Teacher Cadet II (497110)
OR
Concurrent Credit
Methods of Teacher
Instruction (590520)
Youth Apprenticeship
(490270)
Certifications
CPR/First Aid
 
- Certified Teaching Assistant
- ParaPro Praxis
 

 

For more information, please contact:

Raven Harris, Educator Recruitment Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-1019
Phone:501-682-3606