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ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : DIR-03-037

Date Created : 03/19/2003


Co-op Directors
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Woodrow Cummins
One-Year Provisional for New Arkansas Graduates

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Ron Tolson

Phone Number:


May and December, 2003 graduates from Arkansas colleges and universities, who have not successfully completed the Praxis II assessments required for the three-year initial teaching license, will be eligible for a one-year non-renewable provisional teaching license.

Professional Licensure will issue the one-year provisional license upon receiving written documentation of employment and hire date on school district letterhead from the employing school district. The provisional license will be valid for one year from date of hire.

The one-year provisional license will be converted to the three-year initial teaching license upon successful completion of the required Praxis II assessments. Individuals wishing to convert the provisional license to the three-year initial license must submit that request on a licensure application form along with a copy of his/her score report(s) to the Office of Professional Licensure.

Individuals with the one-year provisional license can be converted to the five-year standard teaching license upon successful completion of the required Praxis II Assessment(s) and successful completion of Induction (mentoring and Praxis III) when completed prior to the expiration date of the provisional license. The Praxis II assessment(s) must be completed prior to requesting the Praxis III Performance Assessment.

Professional Quality Enhancement will notify the Office of Professional Licensure upon successful completion of Induction, and the standard five-year teaching license will be issued without the teacher having to submit another application.


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