- Exit interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, December 9. Click here to view the schedule. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and go to the Education Curriculum Lab (across from Education Office) to complete a survey. Someone will let you know when it is time for your interview.
- All materials for your clinical internship are due by Friday, December 5. You will not be allowed to sign your teacher license application until everything has been submitted to the Education Office.
- Make sure that you have either emailed or turned in a copy of all required professional development training. Your license application will not be processed without these documents.
Beginning this Fall 2014 semester, students must pass the appropriate Praxis II Content test to be recommended for graduation and for licensure.
All interns must complete a certain number of professional development hours and provide certificates of completion to the WBC Education Office before your license application can be sent to the Arkansas Department of Education. Students must complete two (2) hours for Parental Involvement (you may choose any two or more that total 2 hrs), two (2) hours for Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention, and one (1) hour for .
The professional development training is found online on the Arkansas Ideas Portal. Go to the Non-Educator Login (found on the toolbar at the top of page) and create a new account. Once you have done so, click the link for "Courses", which is found on the left-hand side of the page under "Navigation". A list of professional development training courses will be brought up, and you will simply click on one to begin the training. Be sure to print out your certificate and turn it in to the Education Office.
Background checks will be conducted on each student who is completing their internship. The cost of the background check is $25 and will be added as a course fee to your account in the Business Office. This background check is for WTEP purposes only and is separate from the background check that must be completed for your licensure.
Arkansas State Police, FBI and Child Maltreatment Central Registry background checks are required for initial, first time licensure and whenever an educator changes school districts.
The Child Maltreatment Central Registry background check is also required at the first renewal of an educator license. The Child Maltreatment Central Registry background check will be sent to the address in the first paragraph of the application.
The taking of fingerprints can be done at any law enforcement office. The completed fingerprint card and accompanying background check application will be sent to the Arkansas State Police at the address listed on the back of the application.
The appropriate fee must accompany the applications.