Program Approval Documents for Institutions of Higher Education Page
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approval is required for any Institution of Higher Education (IHE) prior to implementing a new program of study that prepares candidates for educator licensure in Arkansas.
The process for submitting a proposal for an Arkansas licensure program is located in the document below. This document includes information for new first-time licensure and endorsement programs. It also includes information for revisions to current programs.
- Protocols for the Review and Approval of Programs of Study at Institutions of Higher Education Leading to Educator Licensure in Arkansas (PDF) - Updated March 11, 2021
- Coversheet for Program Approvals (Fillable PDF) - Updated July 8, 2020
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