Arkansas teachers: Get ready for the MOST convenient, affordable and relevant professional development option!
How it all began…
In 2012, a group of established teachers wanted more out of their professional development time. We used our content-based expertise (and knowing what teachers really want), we created an online platform that provided a variety of courses for teachers to complete on their own schedule. Most importantly, we had to make these courses affordable. Originally, we aimed to serve PA teachers, but soon noticed purchases coming in from other states. Teachers needed this service and we are happy to provide it! At The Teachers Academy, we are all certified classroom teachers. In fact, the founder of the company is still teaching in the classroom and keeping her pulse on the needs and wants of the 21st century teacher. We are so excited to be able to bring this service to the great teachers of Arkansas! Welcome, Arkansas teachers!
We help teachers across the country…
Since then, we have been providing an affordable, convenient way for teachers to maintain their professional licenses. In 2013, we expanded into additional states like, Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona and Indiana. In 2016, we were approved by an international accrediting agency, IACET.
“The Teacher’s Academy is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.”
This approval opened doors to all states accepting IACET CEUs, like Massachusetts, Michigan, South Carolina and South Dakota.
Today, our internationally recognized company, The Teacher’s Academy, reaches across the nation to support all teachers. We are extremely proud to share the same vision for preparing generations of students for successful careers.
Renewing Your AR Teaching License
Arkansas teachers may take any of our 6, 15 or 18 hour courses toward license renewal. Beginning the 2015-16 school year, Arkansas teachers must earn 36 hours or 6 days of professional development per school year. Licenses that are expired for more than a year must earn 60 hours of professional development.
Here are a few examples of courses offered by The Teacher’s Academy and the PDPs earned for each:
- Nutrition 101 = 18 hours
- Creating a School Garden = 15 hours
- Triggers: PowerPoint Advanced Skill = 6 hours
The Teacher’s Academy offers a variety of courses worth 6, 15 and 18 hours.
The Teacher’s Academy Courses
Because the founders of The Teacher’s Academy are teachers, we believe professional development should be convenient, cover relevant topics, provide choices and above all, affordable.
Not only are courses affordable, the team of teachers that reviews your completed work will present your Certificate and professional development hours within 5 – 7 business days of submission. Our process is faster and less expensive than community colleges or other private companies. There are no administrative or extra costs for materials because everything you need to complete the course is emailed immediately. We have a tech team and support staff ready to assist with any questions.
Since our courses are downloaded to the your computer, the course, along with all of the great web resources and teaching tools, are your to keep! Check out our course topics:
- Mindfulness in Education – 18 hours, $89.99
- Inspiring Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom – 18 hours, $89.99
- Blended Learning – 15 hours, $79.99
- Universal Design for Learning – 6 hours, $39.99
- Teaching Drama Across the Curriculum – 18 hours, $89.99
- Integrating the Arts in the Classroom – 18 hours, $89.99
- Computers the VERY basics for the PC – 15 hours, $79.99
- Microsoft Word for Educators – 15 hours, $79.99
- Google Docs for Educators – 15 hours, $79.99