Arkansas Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure
The Arkansas Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure (APPEL), formerly known as ADE Non-Traditional Licensure, is an alternative route to teacher licensure administered by the Arkansas Department of Education. Enrollment in this program allows a candidate with a bachelor’s degree or higher to be employed as a classroom teacher while completing the necessary requirements for an Standard Arkansas Teaching License.
The program is a two-year preparation track which includes:
- Teacher work sample development
- Summer and monthly Saturday teacher preparation modules
Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, and must have passed the state mandated assessments.
Each APPEL participant (as Teacher of Record in a classroom) is also assigned a Pathwise certified mentor who provides support and focused feedback to improve teacher quality.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a Standard Arkansas teaching license.
Further information and an online application can be found at www.TeachArkansas.org.
For more information, please contact:
Little Rock, AR 72201