Jun 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 
Undergraduate Catalog

Education Minor and Teacher Licensure

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Students interested in teaching in public schools in Arkansas must be licensed by the state in a state-approved subject area. UA Little Rock programs in teacher education are designed to prepare students for licensure. Candidates for licensure must complete the program, pass examinations mandated by the state, and pass a criminal background check.

Praxis Series Tests

In order to complete the Education Minor, students must pass all required Praxis Subject Assessment content exams within their licensure area. The content exams are required by the State of Arkansas at the time of publication of this catalog but are subject to change. Students who do not pass the exams are eligible to graduate under an education program degree plan with a minor in education but are ineligible for teaching licensure. In such cases, students must sign a waiver in order to be able to graduate. .

  • Students should consult an advisor in their licensure content area before registering to take exams.

  • Students must submit completed “Praxis Assessment” scores to the School of Education.

Education Minor (18 hours)

Education Minor Candidates must also complete a content methods course (or course pair) in their content area with a field placement in a K-12 classroom (ARED 4128, ENGL 4103  & ENGL 4202 /RHET 4202 , HIST 4197  & HIST 4397 , HHPS 4379 , IGSC 4101  & IGSC 4301 , LANG 4322 , MATH 4481 , or MUED 4222 ).

Licensure Area (Select a Major Below):

All programs require the completion of a major in the chosen field and in some cases require additional courses, blocks of courses, or other special minors.

When the hours accumulated within a content area, taken together with university core hours, second language hours, and 18 hours in the Education minor do not total 120 (of which at least 45 are upper-level), students must take additional general electives.

Licensure Area: Art

Students must major in 


Licensure Area: Biology/Life Sciences

Students must major in


Licensure Area: Chemistry

Students must major in


Licensure Area: English Language Arts

Students must major in


Licensure Area: K-12 Physical Education/Health

Students must major in


Licensure Area: Mathematics

Students must major in 


Licensure Area: Music: Vocal/Instrumental

Students must major in

  or   and meet with the Music Department Chair each semester for advising.

Licensure Area: Physics

Students must major in Physics, B.S.  and complete the Minor in Education.

Licensure Area: World Languages

Students must major in World Languages: French Education Track, B.A.  or World Languages: Spanish Education Track, B.A.  

Endorsements (Select a Area below):

The following programs can be added to an existing teacher license by completing the program requirements.

Endorsement Area: Coaching

Students wishing to coach in K-12 public school athletics in the State of Arkansas must complete a program of study to obtain a 


Endorsement Area: English as a Second Language

The Department of World Languages offers the four-course endorsement in ESL Endorsement for Teachers  per the requirements of the State of Arkansas.

Endorsement Area: Journalism

The School of Mass Communication also offers a

  curriculum for any teacher certified in grades 7-12. 

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