Ethics Training for MAT Provisional Licenses

Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, MAT candidates who will teach on a provisional license for the first time must complete professional ethics training before the provisional license will be issued.

To begin, read and understand the Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators available here.  Then, complete the two parts below.  Submit the completion certificates with the verification form at the bottom of this page with your provisional license application.

Part I – Professional Ethics

Complete one of these options:

Option 1
College of Education ethics training modules
Online modules designed to introduce candidates to the ethics that guide the teaching profession
Available in the Blackboard MAT community (See below.)
No cost

Option 2
The ProEthica Program
An online professional development program based on the national Model Code of Ethics for Educators
Available by registering here.
Cost:  $50.00



Accessing the Blackboard MAT Community

  1. Login to your UCA Blackboard account.
  2. Select the Community tab at the top.
  3. Select MAT Orientation.
  4. Select Trainings/Certificates from the menu on the left.
  5. Access the training in the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) folder.
You will not receive a completion certificate.  Completion will be verified by the MAT program. If you do not see MAT Orientation in the Community, contact your MAT program coordinator to be added.


Part II – Arkansas Code of Ethics

Complete the The Arkansas Code of Ethics training through ArkansasIDEAS.

  • Login or create your account at
  • Select the Find Learning tab and search for ERC19048
  • The module title is Professional Licensure Standards Board (PLSB) – The Code of Ethics Training Video (2018)
  • For help with ArkansasIDEAS, select the Help tab.

Ethics Verification Process

After you have completed Part I and Part II, download this verification form and complete the information.

Submit the following with your provisional license recommendation form:

  • For Part I:
    • If you complete ProEthica, submit your completion certificate.
    • If you complete the UCA training, completion will be verified by the MAT program.
  • Completion certificate from Part II – Arkansas IDEAS: The Code of Ethics Training Video
  • Signed verification form