May 14, 2010
On 5/13/10, Karrie wrote:
> I have a license in Arizona and in Guam...we are a military
> family. I had to pay $10 for a new thing they are doing : Child
> Maltreatment clearance. Then you have to apply for reciprocity.
> If you send everything to ADE then you will get a "LETTER" that
> states you are eligible for a provisional AR license. Use that
> when applying for a job. THEY WILL NOT give you a provisional
> license!! Crazy huh! I have been fighting with them on this
> since my husband retired here from the Air Force. I can have my
> intitial after I complete my 3 hour Arkansas History course, but
> not until. That's it. Only thing that makes applying with
> reciprocity better than getting an initial in Ar is that you
> qualify to be placed under ALP (additional Licensure Plan) and
> can teach out-of-field and have up to three years to fulfill
> requirements for that teaching position. That is only with
> reciprocity under the Akansas Department of Education: Rules
> Governing the Addition of Areas of Licensure of Endorsement
> under 3.00 Definitions : 3.01 ALP and 4.00 Requirements for
> Adding an Area of Licensure or Endorsement: 4.01
> I suggest getting into an AR History course as soon as possible
> and avoid having to deal with the Provisional letter. Each time
> you talk to someone at the state department, it seems like there
> is a different answer.
> Also, the provisional letter legally doesn't state what it
> should...it says that the district couldn't hire a certified
> teacher for the position that they hire the provisional teacher
> for....which could be false. A person coming from out of state
> could be more qualified for the position, but hold a provisional
> Sorry..still ranting and raving. I am stuck with my AR history
> that I am taking from Uof A and it is HARD!!
> On 4/26/10, Peggy/TX wrote:
>> Hi, Karen,
>> I just tried to answer another question here a few minutes
>> ago, so I'll give another try here. When I applied for my
>> Arkansas certificate, I held an Oklahoma certificate, and I
>> received my Arkansas certificate without any problems
>> whatsoever. I was asked to be fingerprinted, but that's quick
>> and easy. I don't remember the initial cost, but sometimes it
>> can be fairly hefty, as you probably know being from the great
>> state of Texas!
>> Just download an application for certification from the
>> Arkansas Department of Education and send all your
>> transcripts, Texas state test results, if you have them, and a
>> copy of your Texas cerificate. My guess is that you'll
>> be "good to go" in Arkansas without any problems.
>> Good Luck.
>> On 4/02/10, Karen Price wrote:
>>> I would like to relocate to Arkansas. I hold a Texas
>>> teaching certificate. Will Arknasas honor this
>>> certification, or will I have to take more exams?