Welcome / Mission
The Office of Teacher Education staff are currently working remotely. Our office staff will continue to monitor phone calls and email. All phone lines are forwarded and voicemails come to our email - contact information is below and on our directory page. We are also available for virtual meetings via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
If you have questions about internship or field placements you may contact Jake Ayo at email@example.com or 479-575-4932
If you have questions about licensure and background checks contact Myra Haulmark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-575-6740
For Taskstream and other program related questions contact Jennifer Beasley at email@example.com or 479-575-6195
For Praxis prep materials and general questions or to leave a message for other staff, contact Mary McCrystal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-575-6073 or email email@example.com
We are committed to serving our teacher candidates, faculty, staff and school partners as we work through this developing situation! Please follow us on twitter (@TeachEd_UA) and be checking 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.