Students who are entering the M.A.T. program this summer, which includes all childhood education and secondary education majors, must attend a meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in room 166 (the auditorium) of the Graduate Education Building.
Students who will complete a teaching internship this fall or next spring must attend a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in room 166 (the auditorium) of the Graduate Education Building. This includes students majoring in kinesiology, agriculture education, art education, music education, family and consumer sciences education, business education, technology education and elementary education majors in the four-year licensure program.
Students who are not able to attend meetings on April 23 or April 24 may attend a meeting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, also in the Graduate Education Building auditorium.
These meetings will be the only opportunity to pick up an Arkansas teacher licensing packet. Please bring a black pen.
Please note: Information that must be delivered to Kathy Malstrom, teacher licensing officer, should be sent to:
350 Graduate Education Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Licensure is an integral part of becoming a professional in various courses of study. The College of Education and Health Professions offers programs that lead to licensure in a wide variety of fields. The regulations governing the licensure of teachers in Arkansas are issued by the Arkansas Board of Education. Licensure rules and regulations are always subject to change due to current legislative or state departmental actions.
The degree of Master of Arts in Teaching is awarded upon the completion of one of the teacher preparation curricula offered in the College of Education and Health Professions on the Fayetteville campus. The Bachelor of Science in Education is awarded to those individuals who complete the program requirements housed on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville, Ark.
Arkansas law specifies that each application for a teacher's license or request to add an additional licensure area must be supported by the appropriate PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II score(s) as part of their Teacher Licensing Packet. The entire packet is distributed to the candidates in April at a general meeting held at both the Fayetteville and Bentonville campuses. For more information, contact Kathy Malstrom, teacher licensing officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.