Program Approval Documents for Alternative Providers

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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.

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