Departments & Programs

There are several paths for students in the College of Education, from a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education to a doctoral degree in a higher education concentration. Because there is such a wealth of options, it is best to meet with an advisor within the college to best determine your specific plan. Admission into each program is contingent upon meeting certain requirements.

Teacher Education

For those looking to become a teacher in grades pre-school through 12, the Department of Teacher Education provides the type of instruction and field experience to prepare you for the classroom. There are six areas of concentration in teacher education.

Educational Leadership

If you plan to become a public school or district leader, college educator or administrator, learning technology provider, or a director of a gifted and talented program, you will find the professional tools you need to succeed here. There are five masters-level degree areas, as well as an educational specialist degree and doctorate of education degree.

Counseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education

The mission of the CARE department is to prepare students for work in education or human service fields. There are two undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees within this department.


Earn a science or mathematics degree AND a teaching license in just four years with UALRTeach; watch your career possibilities unfold. Students receive early field experiences in the first two classes and learn from mentor teachers while still pursuing their core degree.

Secondary Education

Secondary Education prepares candidates to teach content specific areas in grades 7 – 12.  Students interested in teaching in secondary education in Arkansas must be licensed by the state in a particular subject area. UALR programs in secondary teacher education are designed to prepare students for licensure.

Degree options in Secondary Minor Program:

Art Education
English & Language Arts
Foreign Language Education (French, German, or Spanish)
Vocal Music Education
Social Studies or History or Political Science
Physical Education, Wellness, Leisure
Mathematics Education
Life Science / Earth Science
Physical Science / Earth Science Education