Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Routes to Teacher Licensure/Preparation


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Learn about the various routes to educator licensure by using this interactive infographic.  You may also click on the video below to learn about traditional and non-traditional routes to licensure.

Find an Approved Educator Preparation Program

The Matrix for Approved Educator Preparation Programs at Institutions of Higher Education can be used to explore licensure programs.  The matrix is updated regularly.  For more information contact the Institution of Higher Education.  For information on Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs contact the MAT coordinator.

The Matrix for Alternative Educator Preparation Programs can be used by those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher and are preparing for licensure as teachers in public schools in this state.  For more information contact the Alternative Preparation Provider.   


For more information, please contact:

Joan Luneau, Educator Preparation Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 112-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-683-6618
Fax: 501-682-1193
Melissa Jacks, Educator Licensure Coordinator
Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-4342
Fax:  501-682-4898

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