Long-Term Substitutes (LTS)

A long-term substitute teacher is someone who takes the place of the contracted teacher for longer than sixty (60) consecutive days and must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or be licensed to teach by the state of Arkansas. A class may not be assigned a long-term substitute teacher for more than two consecutive semesters.

The final decision regarding the approval of long-term substitute rests with the State Board.


For more information, please contact:

Matthew Sutherlin, Director of Licensure and Educator Preparation
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-2B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-8526
Fax: 501-682-4898
Email: Matthew.Sutherlin@ade.arkansas.gov