The Arkansas Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure (APPEL), an alternative certification program to teacher licensure 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.
The program is a two-year preparation track that includes:
Appropriate employment as a classroom teacher
Evaluation and feedback via the state’s teacher evaluation model