Preparation for School Leader Licensure
Approved Administrator Licensure Preparation Programs
- Matrix of Approved Leadership Preparation Programs (PDF)
- Leadership Preparation Program Contacts (PDF)
With new legislation supporting ESSA’s (2015) flexibility, the ADE will promulgate rules defining “residency program” and how these programs can expand the pipeline to administrator licensure.
Standards for School Administrators in Arkansas
The following standards are used by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council for informing and evaluating programs of study leading to school administrator licensure and are also valuable for administrator induction programs, administrator performance evaluation and ongoing leadership development: Standards for School Administrators in Arkansas, March 10, 2015 (PDF).
The Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) were adopted on July 14, 2016 by the State Board of Education as the standards to guide policies concerning the practice and improvement of educational leaders. Please visit the National Policy Board for Educational Administration website to read the entire PSEL standards document.