ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-08-028

Date Created : 12/21/2007


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Co-Op Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Loan Forgiveness/Deferment for Shortage Areas

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Mary Richbourg

Phone Number:


The US Department of Education has designated the following areas as teacher shortage areas in Arkansas for the 2007-2008 school year.

Licensure Areas:

Art (P-12)
Middle Childhood Mathematics/Science (4-8)
Middle Childhood English/Language Arts/Social Studies (4-8)
Foreign Language (P-8, 7-12) French, German, Spanish
Science (7-12) Life/Earth Science, Physical/Earth Science
Mathematics (7-12)
Special Education Instructional Specialist (P-4, 4-12)
Special Education: Deaf Education
Special Education: Visually Impaired

Endorsement Areas:

Library Media
Guidance and Counseling
Gifted and Talented

Any teacher having a question concerning a loan, including the teacher shortage area deferment, should contact the Federal Student Aid Hotline at 1-800-433-3243 or go to for information or to request "The Guide to Federal Student Aid/2007-2008."

General questions should be directed to Mary A. Miller, US Department of Education Program and Management Analyst, at (202) 502-7824 or via e-mail at


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