College of Education & Health Professions

Dickinson Hall, Room 323 | (501) 569-3113 | (501) 569-8694 (fax) |

Ann Bain, Professor

Associate Dean:
Shannon Collier-Tenison, Associate Professor

Interim Associate Dean /Interim Director, STEM Education Center:
Kent Layton, Associate Professor

Assistant Dean and Director of Advising and Student Services Center:
Heather Reed

The College of Education and Health Professions brings together several of the UA Little Rock’s most well established and successful professional programs that are each individually accredited:

  • Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

By emphasizing multidisciplinary collaboration and sharing departmental strengths, the college is poised to become a 21st-century leader in opening doors to high-demand careers for graduates of all ages.

General Information

The college offers bachelor’s degrees, associate of science (AS) degrees in American Sign Language Studies and nursing, as well as various master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees at the graduate level. The college is also home to a number of centers and public service units including MidSouth; the Center for Applied Studies in Education; the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education; and the Center for Literacy.

Academic Advising

Students majoring in, or interested in majoring in, Health Education and Promotion are advised in the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center until they earn approximately 45 credit hours.  Students majoring in, or interested in majoring in, the following programs are advised in the Advising and Support Center of the College of Education and Health Professions until they earn approximately 45 credit hours:

  • Any Education program
  • Nursing
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Social Work
  • Interpretation: American Sign Language /English

After reaching approximately 45 hours, all students majoring in programs within the College of Education and Health Professions, students will be advised in the CEHP Advising and Support Center.

The CEHP Advising and Support Center is an integral part of student support in the college. Staff are available to assist prospective and current students with any aspect of their education within CEHP programs. Located on the third floor of Dickinson Hall, students interested in declaring a major within the college can receive assistance with admission to the academic college, academic advising, transition and mental health support, and career services. More information is available online at

Departments/Schools: Undergraduate Degrees

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Counseling, Human Performance, & Rehabilitation
  • Associate of Science in American Sign Language
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation: ASL/English
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Education & Promotion
  • Bachelor of Science in K-12 Health & Physical Education with minor in Education
School of Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education
  • Minor in K-12 Education
Department of Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) RN program
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN to BSN on-line program
  • LPN/Paramedic to RN program
School of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate Degree Programs

School of Education
  • Programs in Educational Leadership
    Upper-level courses offered. For more information about graduate degree offerings at UA Little Rock contact the Graduate School at (501) 569-3206 or visit the UA Little Rock Graduate School website.

University Core (35 hours)

Standard Core (29 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Education Requirements.

College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
Humanities or Social Sciences or Communication–Spoken or Interdisciplinary **(3 hours)