ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-10-028

Date Created : 04/07/2010


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

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Amendment to the ADHE Teacher Opportunity Program

Regulatory Authority:
A.C.A. 6-81-607 et. seq.

Contact Person:
Tara Smith

Phone Number:


During the 87th General Assembly the Legislature passed Act 1214, which is an act to amend the Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP) and to provide scholarships to teachers returning to college to receive an additional licensure area.

To view the revised rules concerning the Teacher Opportunity Program rules, please go to:

This link will take a person to the page that lists all of the financial aid programs. The programs are listed in alphabetical order so TOP will be near the bottom of the list. These rules went into effect on February 22, 2010.

For further information, please contact Tara Smith, Assistant Director for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Financial Aid Division, at 501-371-2050.


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