Arkansas Professional Educator Pathway (ArPEP)

The Arkansas Professional Educator Pathway (ArPEP), is an affordable two-year, work-based,  alternative certification program that is administered by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. Enrollment in this program allows a candidate with a bachelor’s degree or higher to be licensed and employed as a classroom teacher while completing the necessary requirements for a Standard Arkansas Teaching License. ArPEP’s goal is to prepare day one-ready teachers to meet the growing demand of the teacher pipeline in Arkansas.  The primary objective of ArPEP is to train future educators on how to:

  • build classroom communities

  • design effective lesson plans

  • implement evidence-based instructional strategies, and

  • use assessments to facilitate student learning

If you are interested in learning more about the ArPEP program (formerly APPEL), please fill out this form, and Gia will happily get back with you to help plan your future.