Preparing Professionals to Teach, Lead and Innovate in a Diverse Society

The School of Education has as a primary mission to prepare P-12 classroom teachers and higher education leaders within Arkansas as well as the region. The School of Education is comprised of programs in Elementary Education, Middle Childhood Education, and Teacher Education, as well as Reading Education, Special Education, Gifted & Talented Education, Learning Systems Technology, and Educational Administration & Supervision. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Education also supports the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education and the Center for Literacy.

The mission of the School of Education is to make scholarly and professional contributions to the communities in central Arkansas as well as the academic community more broadly. We commit our combined resources and expertise to promoting best practices in the broad range of educational contexts we represent as well as to the discovery and communication of knowledge in the field of education.  We are dedicated to promoting and supporting learning communities that are diverse and equitable and that approach problem solving with both innovation and collaboration.

All educator preparation programs in the School of Education are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education and accredited by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE). The graduate programs in Higher Education and Learning Systems Technology are accredited by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Interim School Director – John Kuykendal, Ph.D., jakuykendall@ualr.edu

Administrative Assistant – Tonia Bradley, tlbradley1@ualr.edu

TEACH. LEAD. INNOVATE.