The impact that teachers and school leaders have on the lives of students is far-reaching and life-changing. Teachers provide countless opportunities to inspire the next generation, build leaders and educate tomorrow’s workforce. The Arkansas Department of Education offers a variety of flexible programs and opportunities that lead to a career as a teacher or school leader.
Teachers in critical shortage areas may be entitled to financial incentives. For more information, please visit Critical Academic Shortage Areas for the 2018-2019 School Year.
For state and federal program opportunities, please go to Financial Aid and Incentives for Teachers (PDF).
The Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. To help prepare for the tests, please visit Preparation Materials.
Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.Learn More
Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.Learn More