The Office of Educator Licensure at the Arkansas Department of Education is responsible for approving programs of study that lead to licensure for pre-school through grade 12 teachers, administrators and other school personnel. These educator preparation programs must reside in professional education units accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and comply with state standards.
Colleges and universities included in the following links have been approved by the ADE to offer professional education programs. Specific areas and levels of licensure offered by each institution are indicated.
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.