Professional Educator Pathway (ArPEP) Program Delivery
The Arkansas Professional Educator Pathway (ArPEP, formerly known as APPEL) Program is an affordable two-year, work-based training, alternative preparation route to obtaining an Arkansas
standard teaching license for college graduates or career changers holding at
least a bachelor’s degree. ArPEP’s goal is to prepare learner-ready teachers to
meet the growing demand of the teacher pipeline in Arkansas. The primary
objective of ArPEP is to train future educators on how to build classroom
communities, design effective lesson plans, implement evidence-based
instructional strategies, and use assessments to facilitate student learning.
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
seeks proposals from Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), Arkansas
Education Service Cooperatives, and approved vendors to host one or more ArPEP
Program Instructional Module delivery sites for a five-year period beginning
July 1, 2022.
Arkansas Educational Service Cooperatives, two or four-year
colleges/universities, and approved vendors in partnership with Arkansas
Educational Service Cooperatives are eligible to apply.
must email the completed RFP packet to:
Danielle Jackson, Grants Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received no later than
January 21, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Anticipated timeline of ArPEP Program Delivery
- RFP packets are due to DESE by January 21, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.
- Awarded sites will be notified no later than February 4, 2022.
If you have questions about the RFP for the ArPEP Program
Delivery, please contact Terri Guy at 501-682-4589 or at email@example.com.