Endorsements

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

This information is provided for general guidance.  Verify your plan before testing.

NOTES: 

  • K-6 Elementary, 4-8 Middle Level Social Studies, and 7-12 Social Studies require a credit in Arkansas history in addition to the passing test score(s).
  • K-6 Elementary and K-12 Special Education require a passing score on the Pearson Foundations of Reading test in addition to the required Praxis assessments.

Praxis and other testing requirements are available here


If you have a license inYou can add by testing
K-6 Elementary4-8 Middle Level
7-12 Secondary
K-12 areas except Special Education
4-8 Middle LevelK-6 Elementary
Other 4-8 Middle Level areas
7-12 Secondary
K-12 areas except Special Education
7-12 Secondary4-8 Middle Level
Other 7-12 Secondary areas
K-12 areas except Special Education
K-12 areas except Special Education4-8 Middle Level
7-12 Secondary
Other K-12 areas except Special Education
K-12 Special EducationK-6 Elementary
4-8 Middle Level
7-12 Secondary
Other K-12 areas

Coaching Endorsement

TO ADD THE COACHING ENDORSEMENT TO A LICENSE OTHER THAN K-12 HEALTH/PE

THOSE LICENSING IN K-12 HEALTH/PE SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR ADVISOR FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE COACHING ENDORSEMENT.

  1.  Complete the 25 credit hour program of study offered by the UCA Department of Exercise and Sports Science.  More information available here.
  2.  Until 09/01/2022, earn a passing score on Praxis 5095: Physical Education: Content and Design. More information available here.
    Beginning 09/01/2022, the Praxis for coaching changes to Praxis 5091 Physical Education: Content Knowledge.  More information 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. HLTH 4361:  Driver Education
  2. HLTH 4362:  Advanced Driver Education

Courses were listed with H ED prefixes prior to fall 2020.

More information about these courses is available here. In addition to these six (6) credit hours, candidates must also have:

  • a passing score on one of the current Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exams
  • a course or certificate in first aid

Dyslexia Endorsement [Graduate Level]

  1. Complete the dyslexia graduate certificate program of study or the M.S.E. in Literacy with Dyslexia Endorsement.
  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.