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Master of Education in Middle Childhood Education

MCED Initial Program

Middle Childhood Education

Admission:  The following are minimum criteria for consideration for admission to these programs. All applicants must:

  1. Be formally admitted to UALR;
  2. Have completed RHET 1311 and 1312 English Composition and SPCH 1300 with a grade of C or greater; have completed MATH 1315 or 1302 (see advisor) with a grade of C or greater);
  3. Have completed at least 50 hours (for the Middle Childhood Education program) with a cumulative GPA of 2.65 or greater;
  4. Submit official Praxis I (formerly called PPST) which are no lower than the state of Arkansas    minimum cutoff score for each test;


  1. Once admitted, students in Middle Childhood Education programs are required to maintain a 2.65 grade point average, with at least a C in all professional courses (this includes all courses associated with the licensure/degree plan). In addition, students    professional behaviors, content knowledge, and classroom performance will be evaluated throughout the program.
  2. Successful completion of the licensure program is not based solely on the number of course credits, but requires demonstration of specified professional knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
  3. While a student may require additional time to meet some performance expectations, the faculty may limit that time and reserves the right to remove a student from the licensure program should appropriate progress not be demonstrated.

Recommendation for Teacher Licensure

Applicants must provide the following items to the Office of Teacher Licensure:

  1. A completed license application form.
  2. An official UALR transcript showing the date the degree was granted.
  3. Official transcripts from all other institutions attended.
  4. Appropriate Praxis II scores.
  5. State Police and FBI record checks.

Exit Requirements

  1. Completion of all courses on degree plan with grades as required and passing Praxis scores
  2. Entry of all required artifacts into Chalk and Wire and submission of these artifacts for assessment in Chalk and Wire.

Middle Childhood Education B.S.E. has two program options: 

Math and Science

Social Studies and Language Arts

Updated 1.30.2013