College of Education & Health Professions

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Ann Bain, Professor

Interim Associate Dean for Accreditation, Licensure, and Student Services:
Bronwyn MacFarlane, Associate Professor

Interim Associate Dean for Research, Interdisciplinary Programs, and Community Engagement:
Shannon Collier-Tenison, Associate Professor

The new College of Education and Health Professions brings together several of UALR’s most well established and successful professional programs that are each individually accredited:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Education
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Health and Human Performance and Sports Management
  • Nursing
  • CARE (Counseling, Adult & Rehabilitation Education)
  • School of Social Work

By emphasizing multidisciplinary collaboration and sharing departmental strengths, the new college is poised to become a 21st century leader in opening doors to high-demand careers for graduates of all ages. Enthusiasm and support for the reorganization prevail throughout its departments and across the campus.

General Information

The college offers bachelor’s degrees, associate of science (AS) degrees in American Sign Language Studies and nursing, and at the graduate level the college offers various master’s, education specialist , and a doctorate degrees.
Programs in the college, which prepare educational professionals, are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and endorsed by national specialty professional associations. The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

The teacher education programs prepare highly qualified individuals for careers as licensed professional educators. To accomplish this, UALR prepares teacher candidates to acquire the knowledge, dispositions and skills identified by national specialized professional associations (such as the national Middle School Association), Arkansas Standards of licensure for teachers, and NCATE (The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

  • Standard 1. The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches, can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students and can link the discipline(s) to other subjects.
  • Standard 2. The teacher plans curriculum appropriate to the students, to the content, and to the course objectives.
  • Standard 3. The teacher plans instruction based upon human growth and development, learning theory, and the needs of students.
  • Standard 4. The teacher exhibits human relations skills which support the development of human potential.
  • Standard 5. The teacher works collaboratively with school colleagues, parents/guardians, and the community to support student’s learning and well-being.

Department Catalog Links


Department of Educational Leadership
  • Upper-level courses offered, no undergraduate degree programs.
Department of Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education Middle Childhood Education

Health Professions:

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Counseling, Adult, & Rehabilitation Education
  • Associate of Science in American Sign Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English
Department of Health, Human Performance & Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health, Human Performance and Sport Management: Emphasis in Health Education & Promotion
  • Bachelor of Science in Health, Human Performance and Sport Management: Emphasis in Health & Exercise Science in Secondary Education
Department of Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Work