Administrators in Arkansas schools play a key role in the education of all students, being responsible for daily management operations and most importantly, instructional leadership for all.
The heart of Arkansas’s performance-based licensure system is the Standards for Licensure of Beginning Administrators. These six standards guide the performance-based route encompassing educational leadership, school management, school climate, community relations, curriculum management, and data collection and analysis.
An administrator license, issued by the state, allows one to serve as an administrator in an Arkansas school district or other state agency or organization requiring an administrator license.
The original application must be completed and filed with the Office of Educator Licensure.
Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.
Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks, National Board Certification assistance and more.