2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-16-127. Arkansas Foreign Language Teacher Training Program

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-16-127 (2017)
  • (a) This section and § 6-16-128 shall be known as "The Arkansas Foreign Language Act of 1999".
  • (b) There is hereby created the Arkansas Foreign Language Teacher Training Program. The purpose of this program is to:
    • (1) Encourage undergraduate students who intend to teach in the state's public schools to pursue a foreign language degree;
    • (2) Encourage currently licensed foreign language teachers to pursue additional training or an advanced degree in a foreign language;
    • (3) Encourage licensed personnel to add foreign language to their areas of licensure; and
    • (4) Encourage individuals to seek licensure as a foreign language teacher in grades kindergarten through eight (K-8).
  • (c) The Department of Higher Education, in consultation with the Department of Education and representatives of the state's foreign language educators, shall develop a request-for-proposals process whereby Arkansas institutions of higher education with teacher training programs may apply for funding, not to exceed three (3) years, to enhance their foreign language teacher training program.
  • (d)
    • (1) The awards granted under the provisions of this section and § 6-16-128 may be funded by donations, grants, or legislative appropriation.
    • (2) All donations, grants, and appropriations received shall be accounted for by the Department of Higher Education.
    • (3) The Director of the Department of Higher Education may solicit and receive donations and grants for the purpose of making awards.
    • (4) The provisions of this section and § 6-16-128 shall be contingent on the appropriation and funding necessary to allow the Department of Higher Education to carry out the duties assigned it in this section and § 6-16-128.
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