HR, Educator Effectiveness and Licensure


The Human Resources, Educator Effectiveness and Licensure Division consists of five units:

Central Support Services is responsible for the maintenance of all buildings, lease negotiations, shipping and receiving of purchased goods, maintenance of the vehicle fleet, duplication requests for the Department as well as processing outgoing and incoming mail.

Employee Induction provides new employee orientation, verification of experience, employee identification, and employee performance evaluations. The Office of Human Resources  provides the public with employment opportunities, vacancy announcements, and employment testing. It also maintains the employee handbook, freedom of information requests, workman's compensation claims. The Time and Leave Unit maintains various types of employee leave and payroll information.

The Office of Educator Effectiveness includes the following programs; Educator Preparation, Educator Induction/Mentoring, Highly Qualified Teachers, Performance Assessment Program, Beginning Administrator Program, Master Principal Program, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the Non-Traditional Licensure Program, Recruitment and Retention, and the Teaching in Taiwan Program.

The Office of Educator Licensure is responsible for the licensure of all Arkansas educators. The unit processes applications and provides technical assistance to educators who are seeking an Arkansas Educator License through one of the approved avenues of preparation. Links to each aspect of the licensure process can be found below under Educator Licensure.

The Professional Licensure Standards Board recommends college requirements for licensed teachers to the State Board of Education and reviews the audits of teacher education programs to assure alignment with State Board licensing requirements. The PLSB also investigates ethics complaints against teachers.



For more information, please contact:

Dr. Karen C. Walters, Assistant Commissioner
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of HR, Educator Effectiveness and Licensure
Four Capitol Mall, Room 103B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-683-4863
Fax: 501-682-1193

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