EPPQR Overview

Highly effective teachers and principals are paramount to producing college and career ready learners. To continuously improve the quality of the state’s educator preparation providers (EPP), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) works collaboratively with Arkansas’s institutions of higher education (IHE) and nontraditional educator programs to report data via the Educator Preparation Provider Quality Report (EPPQR).

The EPPQR provides information on enrollees and graduates at the institutions and reports demographic and statistical data to inform policy decisions. The commitment of EPPs to providing accurate, relevant data in a timely manner demonstrates their dedication and contribution to the success of this effort. All parties involved share an interest in preparing the best possible educators to provide a quality education to all Arkansas students.

The table below represents the EPPs in Arkansas

Institution Description Category Program Type
American Board For The Certification Of Teacher Excellence Public Nontraditional
Arkansas Professional Pathway To Educator Licensure Public Nontraditional
Arkansas State University Public Both
Arkansas Teacher Corps Public Nontraditional
Arkansas Tech University Public Both
Central Baptist College Independent Traditional
Crowley's Ridge College Independent Traditional
Estem Public Charter School Public Alternative
Harding University Independent Both
Henderson State University Public Both
John Brown University Independent Traditional
Lyon College Independent Traditional
Ouachita Baptist University Independent Traditional
Philander Smith College Independent Traditional
Prism Education Center Public Alternative
Southern Arkansas University Public Both
Teach For America Public Nontraditional
University Of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public Traditional
University Of Arkansas - Fort Smith Public Traditional
University Of Arkansas - Little Rock Public Both
University Of Arkansas - Monticello Public Both
University Of Arkansas - Pine Bluff Public Both
University Of Central Arkansas Public Both
University Of The Ozarks Independent Traditional
Williams Baptist University Independent Traditional

  • EPP data is submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Education via the HEA Title II reports. HEA Title II is a national data collection for states and EPPs that is related to teacher preparation and licensure. HEA Title II Reports can be found at https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx. Title II data includes:
    • Program Enrollment and Program Completers
    • Race and Ethnicity data
  • Data that is submitted directly to ADE includes:
    • Numbers of teachers or administrators prepared, licensed, and/or working in AR public schools.
    • Surveys - Novice Teacher Perception of EPP Preparation.
  • Data submitted to Educational Testing Service (ETS®) for Title II Pass Rate reporting includes:
    • Licensure Exam Test Results and Pass Rates.

  • The most recent data reported for these metrics are not all representative of the same years. Where appropriate, the year and source of data is indicated throughout the report.
  • Data reported for graduates who were teaching the following year only represent graduates who were teaching in Arkansas public school districts. The data do not include teachers who went on to teach in private schools or schools outside the state.
  • Data reported do not distinguish between AAT and other students who transfer to the institution.
  • Institutions having both traditional educator preparation programs and non-traditional programs (e.g. MAT programs) may have combined data in some areas for those respective institutions.

  • The EPPQR allows the public to view aggregate data for Arkansas’s EPP graduates by institution and program area.
  • School districts and charter schools can use the report to make informed decisions about hiring.
  • Students interested in pursuing a career in education can use the report to make decisions regarding which program to attend.
  • Institutions may use the data to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • These data assist state and institutional policy makers in identifying future needs and targeted improvements.

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) would like to acknowledge the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for their work in this area. ADE modeled much of the EPPQRs from the reports found on the ODE website.