Interns for the fall 2013 semester will return August 19 & 20 for a two-day seminar in SC108, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Student teaching assignments will begin Wednesday, August 21.
Beginning Spring 2013, all applicants for teacher licensure must
complete the legislative-mandated Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention professional development through Arkansas IDEAS. The detailed instructions for accessing this professional development can be found here
. Be sure to create an account
with the Arkansas IDEAS portal. You must print a certificate of completion after the training, and this can only be done if you have created an account.
A copy of this certificate must be mailed to:
Arkansas Department of Education
Educator Licensure Unit
ATTN: Ron Tolson
Four State Capitol Mall, Room 106B
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
Remember, Arkansas Educator Licensure will not be able to issue a teaching license for any applicant who has not successfully completed this professional development. This new development does not impact your graduation from Williams Baptist College; it only affects your teacher licensure.
Click here to access detailed instructions for completing the Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention professional development.
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.