The most important thing to keep in mind is that getting a degree and getting a teaching license are two separate things. Harding grants you the degree but the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) grants you the teaching license. Below we have outlined the process for obtaining your teaching license.
The Registrar has to post grades and print transcripts. We will not receive your transcripts from the Registrar until at least 2 weeks after graduation. Paperwork must then be processed and mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for you to receive your license.
The following items must be submitted to the Dean’s office before your licensure paperwork can be processed:
When completing your ADE teacher application, please keep the following in mind:
Once ADE has all your paperwork, you can check the status of your licensure paperwork anytime.
If you have any questions about the licensure process, please contact Chris Williams in the Dean’s Office.
Phone: 501-279-4242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will pay your fee once the paperwork has been processed by ADE.
No. The Praxis II test is offered across the country and you can take it at any testing site. Just be sure you are taking the Praxis II test that you are required to take.
Once degrees are posted by the Registrar, processing time in the College of Education is approximately 2-3 days before paperwork is mailed to ADE. Then on average, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks for ADE to process licensure paperwork.
No. You must obtain a degree in your area before ADE will grant you a teaching license.