Exit interviews have been canceled due to the inclement weather. You will still be expected to make up any missed days (not including days that your school was not in session). You will receive information in the mail regarding your license, so please email your current mailing address to Ms. Henderson at email@example.com. Also, you will still need to email Ms. Henderson the requested information for your license (address, SS#, DOB, etc.). When you return your license application, you must provide the certificates of completion for the required professional development (2 hrs Parental Involvement (you will choose any two or more that total 2 hrs) and 2 hrs Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention). Instructions on accessing the Arkansas IDEAS portal can be found here.
You must complete and submit the required online evaluations/forms found here. Also, your DVD must be turned in to the Education Office.
If you are unable to bring your DVD, please mail it to:
Tracy Henderson, Education Office
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Interns for the fall 2013 semester must take the Praxis II PLT this semester and official scores must be received in the Education Office before your license application will be processed. Also, all interns must complete the required professional development and submit certificates of completion to the Education Office before your license application will be submitted. Click here for instructions on accessing the required professional development.
Beginning Fall 2013 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.