Arkansans who are interested in becoming an Arkansas teacher can learn more about the process at the Arkansas Department of Education’s Becoming an Arkansas Teacher event, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 2 at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock.

High school and college students, in addition to Arkansans who have a non-education degree, can receive information regarding financial aid programs, teacher certification master degree programs and ADE’s Arkansas Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure (APPEL) program. Attendees also can visit with representatives from traditional teacher education programs from higher education institutions.

"We are very excited about this annual teacher recruitment effort," Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell said. "The need for teachers continues to grow, especially in the math and science fields. This event will give interested Arkansans the opportunity to learn how they can fill this void."

To register for this free event, go to, or contact Misty Harp, with the ADE Office of Teacher Recruitment and Retention, at (501) 682-6349.