According to the Learning Policy Institute, Arkansas ranks in the top 20 percent of states in the nation for “teacher attractiveness." Like many other states, however, Arkansas faces challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining teachers. Arkansas’ teacher pipeline (as measured by enrollment in first-time educator preparation licensure programs) has declined by 58 percent in the past 6 years.
Children in classrooms across the state need and deserve high quality teachers. If you left the teaching profession, consider reigniting your passion for teaching. If you have an initial teaching license, the door is open for you to explore your options. The Arkansas Department of Education has launched the Teach Again Campaign to create an additional teacher pipeline by bringing outstanding teachers back to the classroom!
Watch one mother share how a teacher has affected her son's life in this Teach Again promo video at http://bit.ly/2hbe8og.
Watch a student recall how a teacher’s words can make an impression that lasts a lifetime: http://bit.ly/2iMl6A8.
Please complete the Teach Again Contact Form. Once you submit the form, you will be contacted within 48 hours via email with the application, background check instructions, and resources to complete the professional development requirements.
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