Initial Teacher Licensure Programs

Explore programs leading to initial licensure by grade levels.

(Included for each is the program contact information and corresponding Arkansas license. updated 7-22-2021)

 

Programs listed below lead to licensure areas for teaching early childhood through Kindergarten:

BK One pager thumbnailProgram page: Birth through Kindergarten

Laura Herold, lkherold@uark.edu, 479-575-5162

Leads to Arkansas license ECH/SP.ED. INTEG (B-K)

 

Programs listed below lead to licensure areas for teaching Kindergarten through 6th grades:

If you need help making a decision between the 4 year and 5 year programs in Elementary Education - see this You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlGKRRG0PNI

Click here to download CHED MAT infographicProgram page: Elementary Education

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license Elementary (K-6)

Download Elementary BSE one pagerProgram page: Elementary Education

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license Elementary (K-6)

 

Programs listed below lead to licensure areas for teaching 4th through 12th grades:

Program page: Career and Technical Education

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in Business Technology (4-12)

Program page: Career and Technical Education

Betsy Orr, borr@uark.edu, 479-575-6430

Leads to Arkansas license in Business Technology (4-12)

 

Download UA Teach infographic Program page: STEM Education

Shawn Bell
seb010@uark.edu

Leads to Arkansas license in Computer Science (4-12)

 

Programs listed below lead to licensure areas for teaching 7th through 12th grades:

Program page: Agriculture Education

Kate Shoulders, cshoulde@uark.edu , 575-3799

Leads to Arkansas license in Agriculture (7-12)

Program page: Career and Technical Education

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12)

Program page: Career and Technical Education

Sheri Deaton, sddeato@uark.edu 479-575-2581

Leads to Arkansas license in Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12)

Program page: Bachelor of Arts in Teaching

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in English Language Arts - Secondary (7-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Chris Goering, cgoering@uark.edu, 479-575-4270

Leads to Arkansas license in English Language Arts - Secondary (7-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Chris Goering, cgoering@uark.edu, 479-575-4270

Leads to Arkansas license in Drama (7-12)

Laura Kent, lkent@uark.edu, 479-575-8762

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Leads to Arkansas license in Mathematics - Secondary (7-12)

Program page: Bachelor of Arts in Teaching 

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Leads to Arkansas license in Social Studies - Secondary (7-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Jason Endacott, jendacot@uark.edu, 479-575-2657

Leads to Arkansas license in Social Studies - Secondary (7-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Stephen Burgin, srburgin@uark.edu, 479-575-4283

Leads to Arkansas license in Life Science/Biology (7-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Chris Goering, cgoering@uark.edu, 479-575-4270

Leads to Arkansas license in Speech (7-12)

Program page: Career and Technical Education

Please visit Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in Industrial Technology (7-12)

Program page: Career and Technical Education

Vinson Carter, vcarter@uark.edu, 479-575-3076

Leads to Arkansas license in Industrial Technology (7-12)

Download UA Teach infographic Program page: STEM Education

Shawn Bell
seb010@uark.edu

Leads to Arkansas license in Mathematics - Secondary (7-12)

Download UA Teach infographic Program page: STEM Education

Shawn Bell
seb010@uark.edu

Leads to Arkansas license in Life Science/Biology (7-12)

Download UA Teach infographic Program page: STEM Education

Shawn Bell
seb010@uark.edu

Leads to Arkansas license in Chemistry (7-12) or Physics (7-12)

Download UA Teach infographic Program page: STEM Education

Shawn Bell
seb010@uark.edu

Leads to Arkansas license in Physics/Math (7-12)

 

Programs listed below lead to licensure areas for teaching K-12 th grades

Program page: Art Education

Angela LaPorte, alaporte@uark.edu, 479-575-8749

Leads to Arkansas license in Art (K-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Chris Goering, cgoering@uark.edu, 479-575-4270

Leads to Arkansas license in Drama/Speech (K-12)

Program page: Bachelor of Arts in Teaching 

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in French (K-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Freddie Bowles, fbowles@uark.edu, 479-575-3035

Leads to Arkansas license in French (K-12)

 Program page: Bachelor of Arts in Teaching 

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in German (K-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Freddie Bowles, fbowles@uark.edu, 479-575-3035

Leads to Arkansas license in German (K-12)

 Program page: Bachelor of Arts in Teaching 

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in Spanish (K-12)

Program page: Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education

Freddie Bowles, fbowles@uark.edu, 479-575-3035

Leads to Arkansas license in Spanish (K-12)

Program page: Music Education (Both Vocal and Instrumental)

Daniel Abrahams, Abrahams@uark.edu

Leads to Arkansas license in Instrumental Music (K-12) or Vocal Music (K-12)

Program page: Physical Education 

Paul Calleja, pcallej@uark.edu, 479-575-2854

Leads to Arkansas license in PE & Health (K-12) with added Coaching (K-12) endorsement

Program page: Master of Science in School Counseling

Leads to Arkansas license in Guidance & School Counseling (K-12)

Program page: Special Education (both M.Ed. & B.S.E.)

Please visit the Boyer Center for Student Services for questions and advising

Leads to Arkansas license in Special Education (K-12)

Program page: Special Education (both M.Ed. & B.S.E.)

Suzanne Kucharczyk, suzannek@uark.edu, 479-575-6210

Leads to Arkansas license in Special Education (K-12)

Download Speech Pathology infographicProgram page: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Leads to Arkansas license in Speech Language Pathology (K-12). This license allows Speech Pathologists to work in Arkansas public schools.

 

Other programs leading to licensure:

Program page: Adult Education

Kenda Grover, kgrover@uark.edu, 479-575-2675

 For endorsement areas that are available to be added to an initial license, please see the endorsement programs page.