Schools/Colleges of Education

Arkansas State University

www.astate.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

Arkansas Tech University

www.atu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Harding University

www.harding.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Henderson State University

www.hsu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Hendrix College

www.hendrix.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

John Brown University

www.jbu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Lyon College

www.lyon.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Ouachita Baptist University

obu.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Philander Smith College

www.philander.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

www.saumag.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

www.ualr.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

University of Arkansas at Monticello

www.uamont.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

www.uapb.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

www.uams.edu

Program:
Speech-Language Pathology

University of Arkansas–Fort Smith

uafortsmith.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

www.uark.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology

University of Central Arkansas

uca.edu

Programs:
Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology
School Psychology

University of the Ozarks

ozarks.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

Williams Baptist College

www.wbcoll.edu

Program:
Teacher Education

 

Teacher Shortage Areas

    • Endorsements:
      • 5th/6th Grade Endorsement
      • Algebra 1 Middle School
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)
      • Gifted and Talented
      • Library Media
      • School Counselor
      • Middle School (5-8)
        • OR Old Licenses by subject:

 

  • English (056)
  • Math (111)
  • Science (139)
  • Social Studies (159)

 

    • Licensure Areas:
      • Foreign Language
      • Mathematics (Secondary)—
        • Mathematics (7-12)
      • Middle Childhood (4-8)—
        • English
        • Language Arts
        • Mathematics
        • Science
        • Social Studies
      • Science (Secondary)
      • Life/Earth Science (7-12)
      • Physical/Earth Science (7-12)
        • OR Old Licenses:

 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • Physics

 

      • Special Education—
        • Deaf Education
        • Special Education Instructional
        • Speech Language Pathologist
        • Speech Therapist
        • Specialist (P-4 and 4-12)
          • OR Old Licenses: (K-12)

 

  • Mildly Handicapped
  • Moderately/Profound Handicapped
  • Severely Emotionally Disturbed

 

        • Visually Impaired

Getting Certified

Prerequisite Coursework

All states require that certified teachers at a minimum have a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, some states have undergraduate credit hour requirements for certification in specialty areas. Arkansas, however, does not have any undergraduate credit hour requirements.

Teacher Preparation

Teacher preparation includes the completion of an accredited teacher education program.

Teacher Salary (2011-12)

Average Elementary Teacher Salary – $43,380

Average Secondary Teacher Salary – $45,770

Teacher salary vs. state avg. – The average teacher in Arkansas makes 139% of the salary of the average worker in Arkansas.

Vacation weeks per year – 15 weeks

Year to tenure – States continually revise their tenure policies in reaction to teacher concerns and recommendations. Please check with your state’s educational board for the most current information.

Required Tests

In order to become a certified teacher, you must satisfactorily complete the Basic Skill Test requirement and any Subject Area Competence assessments needed for your desired area of instruction.

Subject Area Competence: Praxis II: Subject Tests in your specialty area and Praxis II PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching)

Teacher Certification Information & Links

Arkansas Department of Education

Page updated: 10/2012