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.

Alternative Educator Preparation Providers Protocols (January 2023)


    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