Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Additional Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement Area for Licensure, Teaching Endorsement


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The Arkansas Department of Education allows for teachers holding a license for grades K-6 to obtain an endorsement for teaching ages 3 and 4. Those individuals who wish to attain this endorsement must hold a K-6 license before beginning the endorsement process. For students currently enrolled in the K - 6 undergraduate BSE in Elementary Education, there is an opportunity to simultaneously complete the additional 12 hours needed for the add-on endorsement to teach 3 and 4 year olds. All individuals working to complete the Teaching Endorsement for ages 3 and 4, must complete the following four courses with a concluding GPA of 2.7 on the required 12 hours.

Interested parties should contact the Department of Teacher Education for more information.

As per Act 1063 of 2017, the Right to Read Act, Elementary licensure requires completing one of the Prescribed Pathways for Proficiency related to the scientific knowledge and practices in reading instruction. Documentation of this proficiency must be met using a prescribed pathway prior to applying for this endorsement area; documentation may be required at the point of application for the endorsement. Coursework toward the endorsement may be taken while working toward the license and/or proficiency.

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