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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 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.


Are You Looking To Get Your First Degree?

Are you a recent high school graduate or coming back to school to complete a degree for the first time? Then one of these areas may be right for you.

Are You Looking To Obtain Additional Certification?

Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in education or another area, but your looking for additional certification to advance your career? Then check out one of the graduate level cetificates offered below.

Are You Looking To Earn A Graduate-Level Degree?

Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in education or another area, but your looking to earn a master’s, specialist, or doctoral level degree to expand your career opportunities? Then check out one of the graduate level degrees offered below.


Portrait of Dr. John Kuykendall

John Kuykendall, Ph.D.

Director, School of Education


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the UALR School of Education! Our faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and conducting research and providing innovative programs that give Arkansas students the training and knowledge to enhance K-12 education, higher education, and leadership in Arkansas and the region.

We are preparing our graduates to teach and to become leaders with innovating instructional methods with the commitment of raising the levels of student achievement within urban and rural school districts. We are also preparing students to become effective school administrators with the skills to that enhance school improvement and new strategies to relate to the new needs in higher education.

If you are a prospective student, we provide many degrees and certificate programs in our School of Education. We have programs in elementary, middle, and secondary education, as well as reading education, special education, higher education, K-12 school administration leadership, and learning systems technology.

The School of Education includes faculty with expertise in educational foundations, which looks at how the use of research, measurement, and statistics can critically use data to inform policy. For your convenience, we provide a range of online courses and degree programs for working professionals.

I invite you to strongly consider the UALR School of Education for your learning development in the field of education. Because of the character of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the leadership that our graduates bring to the field of education, I know that we are redefining learning by preparing our professionals to TEACH, LEAD, and INNOVATE in Arkansas and the region.


The UA Little Rock’s School of Education is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on October 22-24, 2017. Interested parties are invited to submit comments to the visiting CAEP team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the UA Little Rock’s School of Education (i.e., program graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of program graduate, community partner, etc.). No anonymous testimony will be considered.

We invite you to submit written testimony about UA Little Rock’s School of Education by October 8, 2017:


We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about our available programs. Use the form below to submit your inquiries to the College of Education and Health Professions Advising & Support Center advisors.

  • What questions do you have for the advising staff?
  • What semester term do you have questions about?
  • What year do you have questions about?
    Which program do you have questions about?