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 Educ: Multiple Subjects
  • Foundations of Reading exam
  • Arkansas history
  4-8 Middle Level Education
  • P-4 Early Childhood
  • K-6 Elementary Education
  • 4-8 Middle Level Education
  • 7-12 Secondary Education
  • K-12 programs
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

+ Arkansas history (if adding middle level social studies)

  7-12 Secondary Education
  • 4-8 Middle Level Education
  • 7-12 Secondary Education
  • K-12 Programs
  • Corresponding Praxis subject exam(s)
  • Arkansas history (for 7-12 social studies)

Click here for Arkansas Praxis requirements.

  • K-12 Art
  • 4-12 Business
  • 4-12 Computer Science
  • K-12 World 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 Endorsement [Graduate Level]

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

More information about the dyslexia endorsement is available here.