Apply today and begin your journey to the classroom in Arkansas.
The Road to Teacher Certification in
Arkansas is Simple
Alternative teacher certification in Arkansas enables individuals to become teachers without a traditional education degree. If you have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a teacher, iteach’s accredited educator preparation program is here to help you reach your goals. Our accredited program offers rigorous training and certification, allowing you to start your teaching career with full pay in as little as eight weeks.
- Apply & Enroll
- Train and Prepare
- Teach with Full Pay
- Get Licensed
Apply & Enroll
1-2 Weeks on Average
It’s time to be the teacher
you’ve always wanted to be.
Train and Prepare
8-12 Weeks on Average
Once you enroll, complete the following requirements to start teaching in the classroom.
Teach with Full Pay
You will complete a one-year (two-semester) paid residency/ field experience where you will be employed full-time as a teacher in your content field. In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.
2-4 Weeks on Average
- Submit official university transcripts with your GPA
- Complete Introductory Course 5000
- Pay your $99 enrollment fee
- Acknowledge your Letter of Agreement
Online and Self-Paced Pre-Hire Instructional Coursework
Pre-hire courses include:
- TCAR 5100 – Learning Environments
Pass your Content Exam(s)
- Please refer to the ETS Praxis test overview for Arkansas here to identify the Praxis II, content test, that you will be required to take and pass for state licensure.
- We know testing can be stressful, but we have been there and are here to help you with free test preparation resources.
Set up your Payment Plan
Once everything is complete, you will submit your Intent to Hire.
Prepare for Your Residency
- You must secure your own residency/ field experience position through a district application and interview process. Obtain a job placement in any public, charter or private school.
- Check out our teacher job board to find opportunities near you.
Supervision During Residency
- During the residency/ field experience, you will be assigned a highly experienced supervisor who will visit your classroom periodically, offer guidance and support, and work closely with the campus administration to ensure you are successful.
- TCAR 5200 – Learner Development
- TCAR 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
- TCAR 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
- TCAR 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
- TCAR 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
- TCAR 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience
- Successfully complete your field experience
- Paid your iteach program fee in full
Take the first step to acceptance into our training program. Here are our admission requirements:
Your degree must be from an accredited college or university.
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Submit official university transcripts that include your graduating GPA on your official transcripts.
How to Get Certified to Teach the Subject You Want
iteach can help you get certified for specific subject areas. All teachers must meet specific criteria set by the state of Arkansas to teach a subject. This requirement is often referred to as your “certification area” or your “content area.”
Our pricing was created with you in mind. $0 to apply. $99 to enroll. And $99 a month to pay toward your total price of $4399.
$0 to Apply
$99 to Enroll
Once accepted, you pay your $99 enrollment fee and you can immediately begin taking your first course.
$4,399 Total Cost
Pay $99 / month until you start your two-semester field experience. Pay your remaining balance in interest-free installments during your field experience, for which you will receive full pay.
What You Get:
- Robust CAEP-certified online courses
- Onsite 1:1 supervision throughout your teaching residency
- Opportunity to earn up to 12 graduate credits toward a master's degree
- Subscription to Teaching Channel’s 1,600 video library showcasing instructional practices
- Enrollment in innovative test preparation courses to help you pass your state-required exams
Download the Arkansas
Alternative Certification Guide
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Frequently Asked Questions
You may apply at any time; iteach enrolls students on a continual basis.
No. No matter what bachelor’s degree you have, it’s your subject matter expertise, combined with your successful completion of our program, that makes you eligible to teach. We’ll teach you what you need to know and do in order to be a successful teacher yourself.
Candidates must pass the content exam for the subject they want to teach. Please refer to the ETS Praxis test overview for Arkansas here to identify the Praxis II, content test, that you will be required to take and pass for state licensure.
No, iteach is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.
You can complete all program-required instructional coursework within as little as three months. The entire iteach program, including your teaching residency, is designed to be completed within one school year. However, you have two full school years to find a teaching position as long as you are enrolled in the iteach program. Once hired, you must complete all program requirements during your two-semester field experience.
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