Educator Preparation Programs in Arkansas

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The Educator Preparation Unit collaborates with educator preparation providers at institutions of higher education as well as alternative preparation programs. The unit manages programs such as new program approvals, licensure assessments, and educator competencies to ensure that educator licensure programs provide quality preparation for new educators.
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approves Arkansas colleges and universities to offer a variety of first time and endorsement programs for direct Arkansas licensure. For more information, click on the links below:

higher education institution

Program Approval Documents
 for Institution of Higher Education

alternative provider

Program Approval Documents
for Alternative Providers


Arkansas Educator
Competencies & Standards

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Licensure Assessments


Science of Reading & Educator Preparation


Educator Preparation Program
Quality Report (EPPQR)


Title II Federal Reports-Arkansas








For more information, please contact:

Joan Luneau, Educator Preparation Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educator Effectiveness/Licensure
Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-683-6618

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