Johnny Key

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Scheduled Professional Development (K-12)

Scheduled Professional Development required under Section 6 of the Rules Governing Professional Development shall include content that is provided by:

  • ADE, including ArkansasIDEAS
  • An institution of higher education
  • A provider approved by ADE
  • An education service cooperative

A school district or an open-enrollment public charter school shall make available to the appropriate educator required professional development as noted on the following schedule as part of the minimum annual requirement:

Scheduled Professional Development (Act 969 of 2013)

  • Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter - two hours in 2013-2014 and every fourth year thereafter
  • Parent Involvement - two hours in 2014-2015 and every fourth year thereafter
  • Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention - two hours in 2015-2016 and every fourth year thereafter
  • Arkansas History* - two hours in 2016-2017 and every fourth year thereafter  for those who provide* instruction in Arkansas History

SEE: ADE Rules Governing Professional Development, Scheduled Professional Development and Requirements for Specific Licensure Areas.


For more information, please contact:

Sheryl Norwood, Professional Development Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall; Room 401B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-7546

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