The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will host “TeachArkansas”, a statewide teacher information and recruitment event, on Saturday, November 1, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.
Teacher Recruitment and Retention is sponsoring this event to recruit quality individuals into the teaching profession and to address subject and geographic critical shortage areas. Attendees may visit with traditional university teacher preparation personnel, two-year Associate of Arts in Teaching program staff, Masters of Arts in Teaching and Non-Traditional Licensure advisors, as well as subject area education specialists. Personnel from the Office of Professional Licensure and the Office of Teacher Quality will be available to answer questions. Licensed teachers interested in adding an area of licensure, community members, and school employees interested in becoming teachers are encouraged to attend.
Superintendents, Education Service Cooperative Directors, Principals and School District hiring personnel are encouraged to share this information with licensed teachers wishing to add a degree or area of licensure, and with community members and district employees such as substitute teachers, teacher aides and paraprofessionals wishing to become teachers.
There is no charge for this event. The exhibit hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Those interested in attending one of the 45-minute Non-Traditional Licensure Program Information Sessions should register online at www.teacharkansas.org or http://arkansased.org/reg/info.htm.
Three (3) smaller TeachArkansas information events (sessions about how to become a licensed Arkansas teacher) will be held in the following areas throughout the state as well: Dumas Community Center (October 11, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon), Van Buren High School (October 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) and ASU-Jonesboro (November 13, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.).
For more information contact Camille Sterrett at 501-683-1088.