Non-Traditional Mat, Med, Mtll Through Selected Ar Colleges And Universities (Provisional License) (AK)

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Non-Traditional Mat, Med, Mtll Through Selected Ar Colleges And Universities (Provisional License) (AK)

Description
The Non-Traditional MAT, MED, MTLL route to educator licensure is administered through those Arkansas colleges/universities that have been approved by the Department of Education to offer programs at the ECH P-4, MCH 4-8 or Secondary 7-12 level.

License Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Arkansas
Contact Name: College/University Program Coordinator
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit/routes-to-educator-licensure

Notes
Depending on how the programs have been approved, participants may be employed as a classroom educator at the same time they are completing the requirements for their Master’s Degree and full educator licensure.

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:

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:

Notes
GPA requirement varies by program
Some graduate programs may require GRE. Visit the specific program websites for admission requirements.

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Exam(s):

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

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

http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit/add-licensure-area-to-license/additional-licensure-plans-alp

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
Form at: http://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/HR_and_Educator_Effectiveness/HR_Educator_Licensure/Educator_License_Application_revised_071113.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Educator Licensure
Department of Education
Rooms 106B & 107B
Four Capital Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=arkansas

Background Check
Required
Online at: http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit/background-check-requirements

Renewal: Nonrenewable
This Provisional license leads to the Standard License. Please see http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit/renewing-a-standard-educator-license

Notes:
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.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
The non-traditional MAT, MED, MTLL route to educator licensure is administered through those Arkansas colleges/universities that have been approved by the Department of Education to offer programs at the ECH P-4, MCH 4-8 or Secondary 7-12 level. Depending on how the programs have been approved, participants may be employed as a classroom educator (Provisional License) at the same time they are completing the requirements for their Master’s Degree and full educator licensure.

For further information on this route to licensure, please contact the MAT, MED, MTLL program coordinator in the Education Department of the college/university you choose to work with or you may contact the Licensure Officer.


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