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Arkansas Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 18 schools)

AR Dept of Education:
http://arkansased.org/
Teacher Certification in AR:
Arkansas Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Arkansas. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Arkansas, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Arkansas is located in the southern states and has a population of more than 2.8 million. There are plenty of state parks to explore and hunting and fishing are popular activities. The capital, Little Rock, is home to roughly 685,000 people and is located in the center of the state. The University of Arkansas is the largest employer in Arkansas, with close to 10,000 employees.

Teacher Education in Arkansas

Financial aid programs include teacher scholarships and Classroom Mini-Grants, the Teacher Incentive Fund Program and the GO! Opportunities Grant.

Teaching Careers in Arkansas

To become a teacher in Arkansas you must have a bachelor's degree, pass the Praxis teacher competency test and undergo a criminal background check. You can then apply for your initial teacher certification; if you receive this, you can start working. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, teachers in Arkansas earn a mean annual income of $41, 690, a number that varies depending on position, experience and subject matter.

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