ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-08-053

Date Created : 06/30/2008


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

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Critical Academic Shortage Areas

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 24-7-708(f)

Contact Person:
Beverly Williams

Phone Number:


On June 9, 2008, in a regularly scheduled meeting, the State Board of Education declared the attached list as critical academic shortage areas for the school year 2008-2009. There are some changes from last year's list, so please review carefully.

Please note the new licensure areas of Drama/Speech and Speech Therapist as well as the endorsement areas of Drama (7-12), Speech (7-12), and Algebra 1 Middle School (8th grade) have been added for the 2008-2009 school year.

Also notice that the licensure areas of art and German have been deleted from the list for the 2008-2009 school year.

Please address questions concerning this commissioner's memo to Beverly Williams at or call 501-683-4095.


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