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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Professional Education Programs

Director's Welcome

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.


The Professional Education Programs office has two calendars to assist with important dates of activities, meetings, and submission deadlines. The Teaching Internship Calendar lists dates and times of all mandatory meetings, dates for reporting to the public school, and dates for changing from first 8-week placement to second 8-week placement. The Professional Education Programs Calendar will denote dates and times of all activities coordinated by the office. 

2014-2015 Professional Education Programs Calendar (PDF)

Fall 2014 Teaching Internship Calendar (PDF)

Spring 2015 Teaching Internship Calendar (PDF)

Accredited by NCATE

NCATE logoAll professional education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, who works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century.

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Two handbooks are available for students enrolled in teacher education programs. The Teacher Education Handbook is designed to provide information to teacher education students about policies and practices from admission to licensure. The Teacher Intern Handbook provides information to interns about policies and practices during the internship.

2014 - 2015 Teacher Education Handbook (PDF) Updated August 2014
2014 - 2015 Teacher Intern Handbook (PDF) Updated August 2014

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