Welcome to the web page of the Professional Education Programs. I would like to encourage you to explore the services available through this office. As Director of Professional Education Programs, I am responsible for the coordination of the field experience. The unit is also designed to assist students from the time of admission to completion of teacher licensure. The monitoring and/or coordination of admission into the teacher education program, field experiences, licensure, and partnerships are major responsibilities of this office. For pertinent dates and forms, you may view a Professional Education Programs calendar and forms related to admission, teacher education retention checkpoints, and field experiences/internship. Five scholarships for teacher education majors are coordinated by the unit and two scholarships require the signature of the professional licensure officer (teacher certifying official).
Arkansas State University is committed to the preparation of teachers who have the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the learning needs of youth in our culturally diverse American schools. The conceptual framework, Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn, is specifically designed to provide an integrated series of studies in general education, pre-professional studies and field experiences, academic specialization, and professional studies. All students who are committed to pursuing a career in teaching and who meet the teacher education program standards are welcome.