The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) collaborates with Hanban and the University of Central Arkansas Confucius Institute (UCA CI) to offer the Teach Chinese in Arkansas program bringing Chinese language and culture to Arkansas schools. Hanban is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The UCA CI is a non-profit, public organization working under the auspices of Hanban.
The Teach Chinese in Arkansas program has several enhancements for Academic Year (AY) 2015-2016:
Chinese teachers have master’s degrees in teaching Chinese as a Second Language and make a two-year commitment to teach in Arkansas. Each is issued an Arkansas Educator License through the Arkansas Professional Pathway for Educator Licensure (APPEL) program.
Hanban and UCA CI pays $12,000 of each Chinese teacher’s salary. Individual salaries are to be in accordance with the district’s salary scale for a new teacher with a master’s degree (not to be below the state minimum for teachers with master’s degrees).
School districts interested in adding (or continuing to offer) Mandarin Chinese for the AY 2015-2016 are asked to email the ADE (see contact information below) before January 31, 2015.
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