Department of Educational Leadership

Dickinson Hall, Room 419, (501) 569‐3267, (501) 569‐3547 (fax), Website

Vaughn‐Neely, Elizabeth Associate Professor

Barrett, T. Gregory
Pearson, L. Carolyn
Robinson, Ann E.
Spillers, David S.
Suter, W. Newton

Associate Professors:
Donaldson, Charles W.
Duyar, Ibrahim
Fincher, Mark E.
Gilleland, Diane S.
Hughes, Gail D.
MacFarlane, Bronwyn
Vander Putten, Jim

Assistant Professors:
Kuykendall, John A.
McCreery, Michael
Tsemunhu, Rudo

Research Associate:
Cotabish, Alicia

The EDAS program offers masters degrees, specialist degrees, school level administrator licensure, central office administrator licensure, superintendency licensure, and a doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision tailored to the candidates professional needs and aspirations. However, some undergraduate courses are offered throughout the college. For more information about undergraduate courses, see information below. For more information about graduate level courses, go the UALR Graduate Catalog

There are five units housed in Educational Leadership including

  1. Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS),
  2. Educational Foundations (EDFN),
  3. Gifted and Talented Education (GATE),
  4. Higher Education (HIED), and
  5. Learning Systems Technology Education (LSTE).

Higher Education (HIED) offers two masters degrees, College Student Affairs and Two‐Year College Teaching, and a doctorate with concentrations in Faculty Development, Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, or Two‐Year College Leadership; the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program offers a masters degree and licensure in Gifted and Talented Education P‐8 and/or 7‐12, a concentration in Gifted Education in the EDAS doctorate, and a certificate in Teaching Advanced Placement; and the Learning Systems Technology (LSTE) offers a masters degree with specialty areas in Instructional Program Development, Educational Technology Product Development, and Educational Technology Management. 


The Educational Foundations (EDFN) unit does not offer degrees however, is an integral component of all College of Education programs offering undergraduate courses throughout the college.

Courses in Educational Foundations (EDFN)

TDHH 4301 Foundations of Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

This foundations course is a broad-based introductory course to the profession of teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This course articulates the historical background, philosophical approaches, and current trends, problems, and issues in the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. An overview of the psychological, emotional, and educational problems of the deaf and hard of hearing is included. Knowledge of contemporary educational processes and programs for deaf or hard of hearing infants, children, and adolescents are incorporated into the course content. Dual-listed in the UALR Graduate Catalog as TDHH 5301. Three credit hours.

Course in Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (TDHH)