Welcome / Mission
The Office of Teacher Education staff is currently working both in office and remotely. We are available for virtual meetings via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
We are committed to serving our teacher candidates, faculty, staff and school partners as we work through this developing situation! We share stories as well. Please follow us on Twitter and check your UARK email accounts.
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. Apply, get information regarding background checks, test preparation materials, and passing scores for admission to teacher education.
One of the first steps to licensure is getting a background check. All schools require a background check in order for teacher candidates to visit during their field placements. Scheduling, instructions and all forms for completing background checks for University of Arkansas teacher candidates are found here.
Field experience is an essential component of our teacher education programs. Candidates gain invaluable experience applying theory to practice by working in schools each semester. Observations, Practicums, and Full-Time Internships are part of every education program.
Mentors give their time, wisdom, and access to their classrooms so our students and teacher candidates can see effective teaching being modeled. You can find evaluation forms used by programs, information on mentor training, and the process to become a mentor teacher.