The Educator Preparation Unit at the Arkansas Department of Education is responsible for approving programs of study that lead to licensure for pre-school through grade 12 teachers, administrators and other school personnel.
Colleges and universities included in the following links have been approved by the ADE to offer education preparation programs. These education preparation programs must reside in professional education units accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and comply with state standards. The Specific areas and levels of licensure offered by each institution are indicated.
Matrix for approved Educator Preparation Programs at IHEs- updated June 26, 2017
STEM Preparation Programs in Arkansas
UTeach Arkansas is modeled after a successful program and that has participating campuses across the nation. UTeach introduces undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) majors to secondary-school teaching by recruiting students and offering degree programs that allow a candidate to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with teacher licensure in 4 years.
Universities offering UTeach in Arkansas
· University of Central Arkansas - UCA STEMteach
· University of Arkansas - UAteach
Contacts for Educator Preparation Program Information at IHEs
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