Apply to Teacher Education
Candidates seeking to obtain licensure in any teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas need to first apply to the Office of Teacher Education. A $100 fee will be assessed along with your application. You will receive a confirmation email detailing next steps to take after your application and fee are processed.
When to Apply
We recommend students apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year. We recognize not all programs can follow this timeline but applying early will allow ample time to complete the requirements for clearance through Teacher Education.
1.) Apply Online and submit the fee.
2.) Obtain passing scores on basic skills assessment subtests Reading, Writing and Math (Can be any combination of reading, writing, and math scores from ACT, SAT, GRE, and/or Praxis Core).
*The Office of Teacher Education now provides access to Praxis Core and Praxis II study content and practice tests through Edmentum. This service is FREE of charge to you! For more information and instructions on how to access this resource, email email@example.com
3.) Schedule an appointment to have your fingerprints scanned for an Arkansas Department of Education background
check. NOTE: As part of the background check, you will also need to submit a notarized
Child Maltreatment Background Check Form. All instructions, required documents, and how to sign up for a fingerprinting appointment
can be found on the scheduling site.
1.) Completed application and successful fee submission
2.) Passing scores on any combination of reading, writing, and math scores from ACT, SAT, GRE, and/or Praxis Core
3.) Approved status on an Arkansas Department of Education background check
When we have verified all steps above have been completed, you will receive confirmation by email
NOTE: Clearance from Teacher Education at the University of Arkansas IS NOT admission into your specific program of choice. You must contact your content area adviser for further program specific requirements and deadlines.
Undergraduate Licensure Programs
- Agriculture Education
- Art Education
- Birth to Kindergarten (Special Education Integration)
- Career and Technical Education
- Family & Consumer Sciences
- Elementary Education
- Music Education
- Physical Education
- Special Education
- UATeach (secondary Math and/or Science)
Graduate Licensure Programs
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Childhood Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education
- Master of Education in Career and Technical Education
- Master of Education in Special Education
- Master of Science in School Counseling
For questions about applying to Teacher Education contact:
Office of Teacher Education
College of Education and Health Professions
109 Peabody Hall
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-6073 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org