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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.

For more information, please contact:

Ann Crosser, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educator Preparation
Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 371-1582 Office