Arkansas - PE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development
Arkansas 005 01 CARR 008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards
7.10 Physical Education Instruction in Grades Kindergarten Through Six (K-6): For grades K-6, physical education classes will have a maximum student to adult ratio of thirty to one (30:1).
7.10.1 At least one of the adults directly supervising the physical education classes must be a licensed physical education teacher or, alternatively, a licensed elementary teacher. The licensed physical education teacher or licensed elementary teacher will be responsible for the delivery of physical education instruction. A licensed physical education teacher will be responsible for development of the physical education curriculum.
7.10.2 Non-licensed personnel may assist in filling the thirty to one (30:1) student to adult ratio requirement if they are trained and assigned to assist licensed personnel in supervising physical education classes.
7.11 Physical Education Instruction in Grades Seven Through Twelve (7-12): For grades 7-12, physical education instruction must be provided by a licensed physical education teacher with a license that corresponds to the grade levels being taught.