ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : ACC-99-027

Date Created : 11/09/1998


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith
National Board Certification

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Pat Brandt, Supervisor-Professional Licensure

Phone Number:


The Arkansas State Board of Education and the office of Professional Licensure are supporting a drive to attract Arkansas teachers to achieve National Board Certification.

Five areas are currently available for registration. The areas are:

* Early Adolescence/Mathematics
* Early Adolescence/Science
* Early Adolescence/Social Studies-History
* Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts
* Adolescence and Young Adulthood/Social Studies-History

The process takes about one year and will include completing a portfolio and other assessments. Please inform all your teachers of this opportunity for professional growth and urge anyone interested to call for an application. Funds have been appropriated to fully cover the $2,000 application fee, plus three days substitute pay for the applicant to be out of his/her classroom. There are currently fourteen (14) slots. However, the applications must be received in our office by November 16 for processing before the December deadline.

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