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Applying for In-State Administrator Licensure

Please follow the instructions below to apply for adding Arkansas Administrator to current Arkansas Teaching License:

Degree or Certificate Conferral Dates MUST be posted before submitting application.


  • Log-on at https://aels.ade.arkansas.gov/AELS/Account/TeacherLogin.aspx
  • Select Add an Area to My License
  • Select By Program of Study
  • Select Arkansas State University under Educator Preparation Program
  • Select the number that corresponds to the license you wish to add from the drop-down menu next to Area to Add and click Add Area
    • 276 – Build Level Admin: P-12
    • 277 – District Administrator P-12
    • 278 – Curr/Prog Admin (GT): P-12 for GT Director
    • 280 – Curriculum Prog Adm/Curriculum: P-12 for Curriculum Director
    • 282 – Curr/Prog Admin (Spec Ed): P-12 for SPED Director
  • Double check that the appropriate area is selected
  • Click Continue

Complete the information requested on the pages that follow.


All official A-State transcripts must be requested and sent electronically from the Registrar’s Office to the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (ADESE), NOT Arkansas Department of Higher Education. If you select the Request Official Transcript - Mail option, you will enter the External College Code for Arkansas Department of Education (912216) to send it from A-State to ADESE. This will populate a screen revealing the institution’s information to whom the transcript will be sent (do not change this information), and the transcript will be sent electronically, although it states it will be mailed.  Note* It is the applicant’s responsibility to have transcripts sent to ADE; not A-State’s.  Be sure to order transcripts AFTER your degree has been posted.  Not doing so will delay your license. Graduation/Certificate date MUST be printed on the transcript.  If there is no date printed on your transcript after the degree conferral date, please contact your advisor to complete a Program of Study form if you were not seeking a degree.


When taking all Praxis exams, be sure to have scores submitted to Arkansas State University (Code 6011) and to the Arkansas Department of Education. You will not submit a paper copy of your score report unless requested to do so.

For information about Praxis exams, view online at https://www.ets.org/praxis/ar/test-takers/plan-your-test/licensure/requirements.html (scroll down to licensure areas).    


You must provide A-State with verification that you have at least 3 years of teaching experience as a licensed classroom teacher, school counselor, or library media specialist. If you are applying for GT or SPED Director, you must verify minimum experience as a licensed teacher in those areas. You may upload a signed letter from your administrator on school/district letterhead or provide a signed Verification of Teaching Experience Form from your school’s Human Resources department. The document verifying your experience can be uploaded directly to the AELS site or emailed to Ms. Mosley after submitting your online application. Please be sure to redact the social security number prior to emailing.


Once your application has been submitted, Ms. Tiffany N. Mosley, Educator Licensure Specialist at Arkansas State University, will review for confirmation of recommendation from Dr. Audrey Bowser, the Professional Licensure Officer.  This review process could take from 1-14 business days, depending on the licensure workload.  You will receive an email from Ms. Mosley once your application has been processed.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding licensure, please call toll free 866-881-3168 and ask for Professional Education Programs, or directly at 870-972-2099.  The contact persons for the Professional Education Programs office are Ms. Tiffany N. Mosley, tnmosley@astate.edu and Dr. Audrey Bowser, abowser@astate.edu

To check the status of your license, you may visit the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Licensure website (https://aels.ade.arkansas.gov/AELS/Account/TeacherLogin.aspx).  If the licensure area you are requesting to have added is not listed, contact Ms. Tiffany Mosley at tnmosley@astate.edu or 870-972-2099.