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Arkansas Admission Requirements

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To enroll in the iteach Arkansas Teacher Certification Program, you must provide documentation of the following:

A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

Your degree must be from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education as required by the Arkansas Department of Education.

MINIMUM 2.50 GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Your degree must be from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education as required by the Arkansas Department of Education

This will be determined in one of the following ways:

  • Minimum 2.50 GPA (your undergraduate GPA as posted on conferred degree transcript), or
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA in the last 60 hours. Click here for a calculator (requires Microsoft Excel)

Your graduating GPA must be calculated and posted by the university on your official transcripts. If your final transcript does not reflect a graduation GPA, you will need to contact your college Registrar’s office to have a letter typed on university letterhead that includes your GPA sent in with your official transcripts.

 TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Prior to accessing the Intent to Hire form, you must pass the Praxis II test in the area in which you are pursuing your certification. Listed below are the areas that iteach Arkansas is approved. You may also learn more on the ETS website.

 CONTENT AREAS

Middle School (4-8)
Middle School English
Middle School Mathematics
Middle School Science
Middle School Social Studies

Secondary (7-12)
Agriculture
Science – Biology
Science – Chemistry
Science – Earth and Space
Science – Physical Science
Science – Physics
High School English
Family and Consumer Science
Marketing Technology
High School Mathematics
High School Social Studies
Technology Education – Industrial Technology
Theatre/Drama

All Level (K-12)
Visual Art
English as a Second English
Computer Science (4-12)
Business Education (4-12)
Foreign Language – French
Foreign Language – Chinese
Foreign Language – Latin
Foreign Language – Russian
Foreign Language – German
Foreign Language – Japanese
Foreign Language – Spanish
Music – Instrumental & Vocal
Physical Education and Health

Did you graduate outside the United States?

The state of Arkansas requires foreign transcripts to be evaluated by an approved evaluation company that follows the standards of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) for evaluation. You will be required to submit the official evaluation to iteach Arkansas for admissions. You may refer to the following website for a list of approved agencies.

View Approved Agencies

Although there are several agencies that you may choose from, iteach has a working relationship with SpanTran evaluation company. You may use this application to apply for your international transcript evaluation: SpanTran Application for iTeach. The application comes with a discount and will be sent directly to iTeach free of charge.” The evaluation must include a U.S. equivalency for each credential, a course-by-course analysis, and a GPA of credit hours.

Applicants must also:

  • Have a personal e-mail account and access to a personal (not school) computer.
  • Add “@iteach.net” to your contacts list.
  • Demonstrate professionalism during all written correspondence and oral communication with iteach Arkansas.

 

Test Preparation Included!

iteach Arkansas is excited to offer FREE test prep from 240 Tutoring. 240 Tutoring has online videos and study guides to help you pass all of your exams for teacher certification. Watch the video below to see a sample of how 240 Tutoring works.

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Free Access to Teaching Channel

For our monthly payment plan students, you are eligible to receive free access to The Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. The Teaching Channel has over 1,400 classroom videos. At iteach, we want to prepare you for success!