Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education ArPEP 2023 Winter Cohort

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Educator Effectiveness & Licensure
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Superintendents; Principals

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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 day one 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 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for an ArPEP Winter Cohort which will begin January 2023.  All applications are due by December 30, 2022, at 4:30pm.  Please note that applicants must have a job offer from a K-12 public or accredited private school and teach a minimum of three hours per day as the teacher of record in the subject area of their provisional license.  The application process and other requirements can be found on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website.  The link is below.

Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Educator Effectiveness and Licensure - Become an Arkansas Teacher - Arkansas Professional Educator Pathway (ArPEP)


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