Prospective teachers can attend meet and greet events

Future master level teachers can learn more about the Partnership for Transition to Teaching grant opportunity during several upcoming informational meetings.

The Partnership for Transition to Teaching is a $2.3 million federal grant awarded to the University of Central Arkansas in 2011 which provides up to $5,000 in tuition payments for qualified mid-career professionals and recent higher education graduates to become licensed teachers and teach for three years in our partnership school districts.

Officials from the partnership school districts, community team leaders and university administrators will share information and updates about their role in the partnership during these special informational meetings. The events are scheduled for the following times:

4 p.m. Wednesday, January 22
Dollarway School District
4900 Dollarway Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71602

4 p.m. Wednesday, February 26
El Dorado School District
200 West Oak
El Dorado, AR 71730

4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19
Pine Bluff School District
512 S. Pine Street
Pine Bluff, AR 72601

4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23
Watson Chapel School District
4100 Camden Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

4 p.m. Wednesday, May 28
West Memphis School District
301 South Avalon
West Memphis, AR 72303

4 p.m. Thursday, June 26
White Hall School District
1020 West Holland Avenue
White Hall, AR 71602

For more information about the Transition to Teaching program or the Master of Arts in Teaching, visit, email or call 501-450-5443.