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 a Standard Arkansas Teaching License.
The program is a two-year preparation track that includes:
More about the APPEL program’s mission and vision can be found here.
Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, and must have passed the state mandated assessments. More information about APPEL program admission requirements can be found here.
Each APPEL participant (as Teacher of Record in a classroom) is also assigned a certified mentor who provides support and focused feedback to improve teacher quality. APPEL participants are mentored for the duration of their time in the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a Standard Arkansas teaching license.
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To apply for the APPEL program, please complete the APPEL Online Application.
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