Arkansas Teaching Certifications

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Information currently listed:

  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: Yes, but it is an additional licensure plan – There is no approved initial licensure program for journalism.
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s: Yes (Eligibility Guidelines: possess an initial or standard Arkansas teaching license, seek to add this area of licensure or endorsement, and be assigned to teach in this area rather than the one for which they are currently licensed). Required assessment/test: Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12, test #624, Minimum score required: 157.
  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: All teacher preparation programs in Arkansas are NCATE accredited. Arkansas is an NCATE state.
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Arkansas DOES belong to the NASDTEC Interstate Contract (Teachers and Administrators). Further, Arkansas works with all licensure areas and levels.

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Information from:

Ron Tolson,