Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Impact Tomorrow: Grow in Your Profession

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Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results in professional growth improves outcomes for all students. Teachers have the unique opportunity to learn from the past, affect the present and impact the future. As the learner and the instructional environment continually change, teachers must continue to enhance their professional learning by seeking opportunities that promote highly effective teaching practices and support student-focused learning.

Grow and Learn

Adding to Your License

To learn how you can add a degree or add an area or level to an educator license, please go to Adding to a License.

Celebrate Teachers

Please join ADE in recognizing outstanding teachers by participating in the Arkansas Teacher Impact Celebration.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Dyer, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Box 5
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone:  501-682-6349
Fax:  501-682-5118
Dr. Jeremy Owoh, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 103-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-4210
Fax: 501-682-1193

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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