Teachers can enhance their job market opportunities by adding endorsements to their teaching licenses. Licensed, general instruction K-12 teachers can complete a 3-credit hour, graduate-level course and then submit their transcript to the Arkansas Department of Education to apply for a 418 Career Development endorsement.

Once a teacher completes – CATE 44403 or CATE 54403, Teaching Career Development in Public Schools – they can apply for the Career Development endorsement from ADE. All public schools in Arkansas are required to offer Career Development to perspective 7th- or 8th-grade students. Teachers can use this endorsement to enhance their resumes and to spark conversation at job interviews.

The College of Education and Health Professions provides the coursework needed for teachers to submit a request for endorsement from ADE. Details about other endorsement plans offered through the University of Arkansas are listed on the Teacher Education website.


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Offered Summer Only


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

Endorsement programs are not eligible for financial aid