Endorsements

The information below represents the most common endorsement scenarios.  Others are available.  For more information, contact the Office of Candidate Services.

Endorsement Areas Available by Testing

You can add:

If your initial license is:

By completing:

K-6 Elementary Education
  • P-4 Early Childhood
  • 4-8 Middle Level
  • K-12 Special Education
Praxis 5001: Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
 
[K-6 elementary education also requires 6 credit hours of reading/disciplinary literacy and 3 credit hours of Arkansas history if not completed during the initial program of study.]
4-8 Middle Level Education
  • P-4 Early Childhood
  • K-6 Elementary Education
  • 4-8 Middle Level Education
One or more of the middle level Praxis subject exams:

  • Praxis 5047: Middle School Eng/Lang Arts
  • Praxis 5169: Middle School Mathematics
  • Praxis 5440: Middle School Science
  • Praxis 5089: Middle School Social Studies

[4-8 middle level licenses require 3 credit hours of disciplinary literacy and 3 credit hours of Arkansas history if not completed during the initial program of study.]

4-8 Middle Level Education
  • 7-12 Secondary Education
  • K-12 Programs
  1. Three credit hours of Arkansas history
  2. Three credit hours of disciplinary literacy
  3. One or more of the middle level Praxis subject exams (See above.)
7-12 Secondary Education
  • 4-8 Middle Level Education
  • 7-12 Secondary Education
  • K-12 Programs
Corresponding Praxis subject exam(s)
Click here for Arkansas Praxis requirements.
 
[7-12 social studies endorsement also requires 3 credit hours of Arkansas history.]
  • K-12 Art
  • 4-12 Business
  • 4-12 Computer Science
  • K-12 Foreign Languages
  • K-12 Music
  • K-12 Health/PE
  • P-4 Early Childhood
  • K-6 Elementary Education
  • 4-8 Middle Level Education
  • 7-12 Secondary Education
  • Other K-12 Programs
Corresponding Praxis subject exam(s)
Click here for Arkansas Praxis requirements.

 

Coaching Endorsement

  1.  Complete the 25 credit hour program of study offered by the UCA Kinesiology and Physical Education Department.  More information available here.
  2.  Earn a passing score on Praxis 5095: Physical Education: Content and Design. More information available here.

Career Development (formerly Career Orientation) Endorsement

For those holding a standard license, choose ONE of these options:

  • Complete ASTL 5311: Methods of Teaching Career Development (on-line)
    (Offered periodically at UCA. Contact jeffw@uca.edu for more information.)
  • If assigned to teach the course, enroll in the Arkansas Department of Career Education’s mentorship program.   Contact information is available here.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement

  1. Complete the 12 credit hour program of study offered by the UCA Department of World Languages.  More information available here.
  2. Earn a passing score on Praxis 5362: English to Speakers of Other Languages.  More information available here.

Driver Education

Complete the following 6 credit hours plus have passing score on one of the current Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exams.

  1. H ED 4361:  Driver Education
  2. H ED 4362:  Advanced Driver Education

More information about these courses is available here. No additional Praxis exam is needed IF the candidate has a current passing Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exam.

Dyslexia Therapist [Graduate Level]

  1. Complete the 15 credit hour program of study or the M.S.E. in Reading.
  2. Earn passing scores on one of the current Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exams.

More information about the Dyslexia Therapist endorsement is available here.