ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-07-023

Date Created : 01/30/2007


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
2007 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards State Support Orientations

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-17-413 (as amended by Act 1060 of 2001 and Act 1803 of 2003)

Contact Person:
Michael Rowland

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will offer five (5) orientation sessions for Arkansas public school teachers and school counselors interested in information regarding state funding for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. The orientation sessions will be offered at the following sites on the dates listed:
Saturday, February 10, 2007, Arkansas State University, Student Union Auditorium (Third Floor), 9:00 a.m.-noon
Saturday, February 24, 2007, University of Arkansas Monticello, Fine Arts Center Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Saturday, March 10, 2007, Henderson State University, The Garrison Center, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Saturday, April 14, 2007, Farmington Educational Coop, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Saturday, April 21, 2007, Pulaski Tech College, The Campus Center, 9:00 a.m.-noon

There is no cost for attendance and refreshments will be provided.

A teacher qualifies for state fee support (the $2,500 application fee and three days of substitute teacher support to work on certification) only if the teacher:
is licensed as an Arkansas teacher or school counselor,
has taught in an Arkansas public school system at least three years prior to candidacy,
currently teaches in an Arkansas public school classroom, and
attends one of the orientation meetings.

NOTE: The required three years teaching experience in an Arkansas public school must be while holding an initial and/or standard teaching license in order to receive the state funding application. Years taught with a provisional license do NOT count toward the required three years of experience.

Candidates receiving state funding but do not certify, or teachers not complying with any legal requirements concerning teaching tenure following certification, must repay all funds received.

Interested individuals are required to register for one of the orientations via the Arkansas National Board for Professional Teaching Standards webpage at ( beginning in January 2007.

For more information contact Michael Rowland at 501-682-1146 or


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