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)