About the School of Education

School of Education at UA Little Rock offers various programs of study in Teacher Education and Educational Leadership focus areas.

Teacher Education

This is truly an exciting time to be a teacher in Arkansas! The teacher preparation program at UA Little Rock prepares people for challenging, meaningful, and rewarding careers in elementary, middle school, or secondary levels of teaching. All of our programs are nationally recognized by their respective professional preparation associations. We believe our graduates to be among the most highly qualified teachers in the profession. To accomplish this, UALR prepares pre-service teacher candidates to acquire the knowledge, dispositions, and skills identified by specialized professional associations.

If you are currently teaching in today’s school, the School of Education offers a variety of graduate certificates, and graduate degrees designed to advance your knowledge, skills, and dispositions with faculty expertise in the areas of elementary education, middle childhood, secondary education, reading education, special education, and graduate level content specialization.

Education Leadership

If you plan to become a public school or district leader, college educator or administrator, learning technology provider, or a director of a gifted and talented program, you will find the professional tools you need to succeed here. There are five master’s-level degree areas, as well as an educational specialist degree and doctorate of education degree.

Accolades for Our Programs and Online Courses

Teacher.org Names the UA at Little Rock CEHP School of Education Among the Best EPPs Offering ITP Master’s Programs

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In a field that is open to qualified candidates with a bachelor’s degree, a master’s is the path to becoming a teacher that is less frequently traveled. It represents a more advanced level of preparation, and tends to be the option of choice for a special kind of aspiring teacher with an extraordinary level of commitment to providing students with an exceptional learning experience.

The staff here at Teacher.org brings that same level of dedication to providing aspiring teachers with the resources they need. That’s why we wanted to make it easier for them to find a master’s program that provides initial teacher training that is also exceptional.

We took on the task of reviewing every single accredited ITP master’s program available, hand selecting the ones we could confidently recommend as the very best. When we came to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, we knew right away we were looking at a winner.

With a track record for exceptional graduate outcomes as reflected in the 94% three-year average pass rate on the Praxis II, world-class doctorate-prepared faculty, and a scholarship database that ensures every student has easy access to the funding they need to cover the cost of their education, the UA at Little Rock CEHP School of Education easily earns its place on our list of top picks for the Best EPPs Offering ITP Master’s Programs!

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.

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