ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-06-004

Date Created : 09/13/2005


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals; Teacher Center Coord.

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
District Incentives for National Board Certified Teachers

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Michael Rowland

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education compensates National Board Certified Teachers with an annual bonus of $5,000 (for up to ten years) while teaching in an Arkansas public school district. Several school districts offer an added incentive for National Board Certified Teachers. The attached list indicates these districts and the bonuses offered.
Please review this attachment, and confirm via email ( if the incentive listed is correct, or if incentives need to be added to the list.

This list is annually posted on the Arkansas Department of Education Website ( as well as the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ Website (  The incentive list will also be used in various publications and presentations for National Board Certified Teacher recruitment and promotion throughout Arkansas.

Arkansas currently has 281 National Board Certified Teachers and more than 500 candidates actively working towards National Board Certification.  For more information on candidate state support, visit


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