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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

College of Education ethics training modules

These online modules are designed to introduce candidates to the ethics that guide the teaching profession. Part I is available in the Blackboard MAT community.

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 ideas.myarkansaspbs.org
  • 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)
  • Save your completion certificate to submit with your provisional license paperwork.

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.

With your provisional license paperwork, submit:

  • This completed and signed verification form
  • Your completion certificate from Arkansas IDEAS course #ERC19048 from Part II

Your completion of Part I will be verified by the MAT Office.