Arkansas Educator Competencies and Standards
The educator competency documents describe what an educator should know and be able to do in a particular licensure area. For example, the elementary K-6 competencies outline the knowledge and skills for teaching students in kindergarten through grade 6.
Additional specialty sets of competencies are listed below. These are references in the protocols for program approval.
- Special Education 101 Academy Course Competencies
- Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS) Competencies
- Arkansas Teaching Standards
- ESL Competencies K-12 (2020)
Matrix templates for course alignment must be included when submitting revisions or new program proposals.
For more information, please contact:
Rose M. Smith, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Office of Educator Preparation
Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-3559 Office