Arkansas Teacher Corps (Provisional License) (AK)

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Arkansas Teacher Corps (Provisional License) (AK)

The Arkansas Teacher Corps provides an accelerated path to teaching for high achieving, service minded graduates and professionals from all majors and backgrounds. Accepted applicants will be placed in full-time, paid teaching positions in high-need districts across the state for 3 years. Additional information can be found at
License Valid for 3 years
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Arkansas
Contact Name: Arkansas Teacher Corps
Contact Phone: 479-575-6418
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.75

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

ATC recommends applicants have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: 6-week summer training institute.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Mental Health Training: Required

Child Abuse: Required

American Sign Language, Italian and Russian may be added to the initial standard certificate by following the guidelines provided (no content exam required):

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at:

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Online at:

Renewal: Nonrenewable

There is no fee to apply to the program; however, if admitted, will need to apply for the Provisional License ($75)

Documentation of the completion of the following professional development, which may be obtained through the Arkansas IDEAS Portal, the applicant’s teacher education program, or other method of delivery approved by the Department under the Rules Governing Professional Development:
Two (2) hours of parental involvement;
Two (2) hours of child maltreatment training; and
Two (2) hours of teen suicide awareness and prevention.
Background check fees:
If your district runs the ASP online the cost is: ASP-$22 and FBI $16.50
b. If you go to a Live Scan and complete both the cost is: ASP-$22.50 and FBI $16.50 (it is a 50 cent fee for using credit or debit)
c. If you use the paper process the cost is: ASP-$25 and FBI $16.50
d. Child Maltreatment is $10 and must be mailed to DHS

Arkansas State Police, FBI and Child Maltreatment Central Registry background checks which includes Child Maltreatment Central Registry Background Check Form are required for first time licensure and all renewals. All paperwork for the required background checks may be secured through the Office of Educator Licensure, local school districts and Licensure Officers in the Education Departments of all Arkansas four year colleges/universities.

To receive a provisional license in the state of Arkansas, you will be required to pass the Praxis Core and the Praxis II for your content area(s). We recommend that you take the Praxis Core prior to applying or during the interview process if possible. While taking the Praxis Core is not required to apply, you will be given preference in the selection process.

Passing the Praxis II is required prior to summer training, which begins in June.

After completing all three years of the program and the testing requirements of the state, you will be granted a standard Arkansas teaching license.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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