Don't have a provisional license?

Earn Provisional License by June 1 = Get $500

Any Fellow who does NOT currently have a provisional license can earn a $500 bonus by completing all requirements for a provisional license by June 1, 2022. The ADE is trying to incentivize teachers to complete all requirements ASAP in order to ensure all teachers are fully licensed.

To earn the $500 bonus, you must complete the following by June 1:
  • Submit official undergraduate transcripts
  • Complete required AR IDEAS courses (including child maltreatment, dyslexia, suicide awareness, family involvement, 3-part special education, 3-part educator ethics, 14-part science of reading)
  • Pass Praxis Subject Assessment for the content you're teaching
Schedule a call with John to discuss your licensure status and any missing items. Contact Brandon ( with any questions about the bonus.

Have a provisional license?

Add Additional Content Area by June 1 = Get $500

Any Fellow who DOES currently have a provisional license can earn a $500 bonus by passing the Praxis test required to add an additional content area to your license by June 1, 2022. The ADE is incentivizing teachers to add critical shortage areas to their license to ensure there are teachers available for all content areas. This must be a new test separate from the content you are already teaching.

To earn the $500 bonus, you must be currently licensed and earn passing scores for one of the tests below by June 1: 
Find more information about passing scores for each test on the ETS Arkansas page. Contact Brandon ( with any questions about the bonus.

Licensure/Testing Resources

Study Materials
ATC Fellows may use the following resources to prepare for Praxis tests:

Praxis Vouchers
The ADE has also given funding to provide fellows with Praxis testing vouchers. We are working to place a bulk voucher order now and will share voucher codes with fellows needing to test as soon as they become available.

ADE Licensure Assessment Ready
PRAXIS Test Specific Tutoring is provided virtually, free, and outside of regular school hours. Each session is taught by an expert in the content area.  Whether a first-time or returning test taker, each session will provide content support and practice needed to improve performance.
  • Art: Content Knowledge (5134)
  • Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245)
  • Elementary Education (all four)
  • English Language Arts (5039)
  • Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161)
  • Middle School (all four)
  • Physics:  Content Knowledge (5265)
Foundations of Reading Exam (190) Tutoring Sessions are designed for educators who have not previously taken the FoR or have had one or more unsuccessful attempts. Participants must have a confirmed appointment at a testing center before registering for a tutoring session. Review assessment formatting, practice sample test questions, question and answer with Arkansas RISE Trainers, review high-tested areas, review key Science of Reading information, and practice scenarios and strategize best answers.

Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS)
The AELS is the ADE's dashboard for accessing educator licensure data. The Educator Profile/Online Application Site allows licensed educators to login to view confidential information, update their contact info, submit online applications, print their license, and view their license status/activity.


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