Small key with the tag EDUCATION and a graduation cap sitting on a stone surface.

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 promote 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.

CHOOSE YOUR PATHWAY

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.
A teacher is reading a book to a group of very young students sitting in a semicircle.

B.S.E. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

 
A young female teacher smiling at the camera with six smiling students standing behind her in the classroom.

B.S.E. IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 
Image of young children building with colorful blocks in a classroom. Child in the foreground is smiling and looking at the camera.

B.S.E. IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

 
Young hispanic male teaching in front of a classroom of students sitting at computers.

MINOR IN EDUCATION

 

Are You Looking To Obtain Additional Certification?

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

African American male teacher sitting in front of a chalk board with graphic that says Your Fast Track to Becoming a Teacher.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION

 
Child using crayons to color a sheet with geometric shapes.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

 
Dictionary page with the word dyslexia in bold type.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DYSLEXIA THERAPY

 
Young adolescent children sitting at a table in a library reading books. There is an African American boy in the foreground smiling at the camera and leaning on a stack of books.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LITERACY COACHING

 
African American man standing next to faculty mailboxes as he reviews a document.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CURRICULUM/PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION

 
Female administrator standing in front of a school with several students gathered in the courtyard.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BUILDING LEVEL ADMINISTRATION

 
Photo of a smiling woman in a fuchsia button shirt standing in an office.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUPERINTENDENCY

 
Two adolescent boys and one girl work on an iPad in a classroom.

CERTIFICATE IN GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION

 
Smiling older female teacher standing in front of a classroom. In the background there are students lined up and smiling.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING ADVANCED PLACEMENT

 

Are You Looking To Earn A Graduate-Level Degree?

Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in education or another area, but you’re 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.

Students sitting in classroom working. A young Spanish teacher is helping a middle aged African American boy with an assignment.

M.ED. IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 
Close up of a male teacher smiling at the camera and there are students working in the background.

M.ED. IN EDUCATION

 
Yellow, green, blue, purple, red, and orange colored pencils arranged in a semi-circle on a wooden table top.

M.ED. IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

 
A young African American boy smiles while reading a book as he leans against a short bookcase.

M.ED. IN READING

 
Woman smiling and holding books in the stacks at a library.

ED.S. IN READING

 
Older woman and female student surrounded by stacks of books as they work on research in a library.

PH.D. IN READING

 
Well lit school hallway with open doors on the right and windows on the left.

M.ED. IN RURAL AND URBAN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

 
A woman holding an open binder discusses something with a male colleague in the hallway of a school.

ED.S. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION

 
African American male answering the phone while examining a document.

ED.D. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION

 
Two adolescent girls work on art with other students working in the background.

M.ED. IN GIFTED, CREATIVE, AND TALENTED EDUCATION

 
Older male instructor answering questions at the front of a classroom.

M.ED. IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 
A group of people having a discussion in a conference room.

M.A. IN HIGHER EDUCATION

 
College administrative working together in a conference room with an African American woman in the foreground smiling at the camera.

ED.D. IN HIGHER EDUCATION

 
Close up of woman working on laptop computer.

M.ED. IN LEARNING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Portrait of Dr. Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith, Ph.D.

Interim Director, School of Education

Email: bdsmith@ualr.edu

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the UA Little Rock 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 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 UA Little Rock 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.


NEWS AND EVENTS

Recent Posts


ACCOLADES FOR OUR ONLINE COURSES

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, ranked the UA Little Rock School of Education as one of the top online programs for 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges and 2018 Best Online Colleges. To see our full offering of online degrees in education, visit UA Little Rock Online.

SR Education Group badge for 2018 best online colleges for value bachelor's in education.
SR Education Group badge for 2018 best online colleges for value master's in education.
SR Education Group badge for 2018 best online colleges for value doctoral in education.
SR Education Group badge for 2018 most affordable online colleges bachelor's in education.
SR Education Group badge for 2018 most affordable online colleges master's in education.
SR Education Group badge for 2018 most affordable online colleges doctoral in education.

HAVE QUESTIONS? ASK AN ADVISOR.

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?