Online Teacher Academies

Online Teacher Academies are a way to provide current licensed Arkansas public school educators an in-depth understanding of digital instruction to their students, knowledge and tools to be a teacher leader for online teaching within their own district, and knowledge to pass the Online Teaching Performance Assessment and earn an Online Teaching K-12 Endorsement. All the programs include 15 hours of graduate coursework delivered both synchronously and asynchronously, can be completed in one year, and are available at no cost for teachers.

Acceptance to the 2023-2024 Academies is limited, so educators are urged to complete the DESE Online Teacher Academy interest form as early as possible.  The interest form will be open April 10-18.  Applicants contact information will be sent to the university and the applicant will be sent details of how to apply and register with the university. 

For times, dates, and more information about academies click on the links below:

Print Your License

Arkansas Tech University Flyer
Contact: Dr. Theresa Cullen

Update Your License

Henderson State University Flyer
 Contact: Dr. Holly Cothren     

Speak to an Advisor

John Brown University Flyer 
Contact: Dr. Kim Murie          

University of Central Arkansas Flyer
Contact: Dr. Louis Nadelson  


Background Checks

University of Arkansas Flyer
Contact: Dr. Derrick Mears  

Licensure Assessments

University of Arkansas at LR Flyer  
Contact: Dr. Daryl Tate            



For more information, please contact:

Joan Luneau, Educator Preparation Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201