Attaining Your Teaching License

The Department of Teacher Education offers degrees that qualify students for the following Arkansas Teaching Licenses:

  • Elementary Education, K-6
  • Secondary Education (7-12): Mathematics, English or Social Studies
  • Music Education, K-12
  • TESOL Endorsement, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages.

The Department of Teacher Education offers degrees that qualify students for working with several groups:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary School Education
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

The programs of this department are approved by the Arkansas State Department of Education and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the foremost accrediting agency for Education. 

Successful completion of an Education program at John Brown University prepares the student for certification in the state of Arkansas. 

Students who plan to teach in states other than Arkansas should seek to meet the specific requirements of the states where they expect to teach. Certification officials in the majority of the states automatically grant initial certification to graduates of CAEP accredited Education programs. In addition, most states will grant initial certification to individuals certified in the state of Arkansas.