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If you are passionate about helping others learn, earning an online teaching degree is an excellent way to apply your skills. A bachelor's degree from Western Governors University may help you meet the requirements to become a teacher in Arkansas. Our online university environment allows you to complete your teaching degree and prepare for online teaching certification.
Before becoming a licensed teacher, you must meet all of Arkansas’s initial teacher certification requirements via completion of an out-of-state preparation program (i.e., reciprocity). Requirements include:
NOTE: Arkansas requires that all teachers being licensed in early childhood, elementary, middle school area, or secondary social studies must complete a three-hour course in Arkansas history before receiving a standard Arkansas teaching license. This coursework is not offered by WGU and must be taken at a local Arkansas college or university.
Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.
For the most current information about your becoming a teacher in the state of Arkansas, please check the
Arkansas Department of Education website.
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