Program Approval Documents for Alternative Providers
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approval is required for any provider 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 programs as well as revisions to currently approved programs. Endorsement programs are not an option for alternative preparation providers.
- Protocol for the Review and Approval of Alternative Preparation Programs Leading to Licensure in Arkansas (PDF) - Updated August 21, 2020
For more information, please contact:
Joan Luneau, Educator Preparation Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201