Bachelor of Arts with Teaching Licensure

Checksheet for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Bulletin Years (Revised 9.2018)

Checksheet 2020-2021 and later bulletin years

Department of English

Program requirements may vary depending on when you declared your major.

Please contact Dr. Melissa Smith if you declared before Fall 2020 for the appropriate version.

Important Information and Links for the B.A. in English with Licensure

Welcome to the English Education Program Website! If you’re here, you either know you want to teach Secondary English or are at least thinking about it. Though English majors can pursue almost any career path they choose, being a teacher is truly one of the most rewarding careers imaginable. Teachers do not simply teach; they inspire.  This website is designed to explain to you the process by which you can be licensed to teach Secondary English (grades 7-12) in the state of Arkansas. The program is rigorous but worthwhile. Though I have tried to be thorough, you may still have questions. If so, do not hesitate to contact me or drop by my office.

Melissa Smith,
Director of English Education


Below are the answers to frequently asked questions about the differences (and similarities) between “regular” English majors and those who are seeking teaching licensure.

  • All English majors must satisfy the 2000-level world language BA requirement.
  • English Education students declare a major in English, Licensure concentration
  • English Education students declare a minor in Teaching and Learning
  • Candidates for teaching licensure may earn no lower than a C in any English or professional education course.
  • Candidates for teaching licensure must apply for admission to the teacher education program (more specific information is provided below).

Program of Study

  • Click here for a Recommended Program of Study–BA Licensure.  Candidates who follow the suggested program of study will complete, in a timely manner, all necessary coursework and requirements for both Level I and II admission.

Teacher Education Admission Steps and Policies [link:]

  Teaching and Learning Minor

EDUC 1300—Education as a Profession

EDUC 3322—Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings

MSIT 3310—Learning and Development

MSIT 4305—Classroom Management

EDUC 4210—Educational Technology

MSIT 4321—Classroom Assessment

MSIT 4325—Disciplinary Literacy

For additional information about the English Education program, please contact Melissa Smith at