Director’s Welcome

Kent Layton, Ph.D.

Interim Director, School of Education
Phone: 501-916-6294

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the UA Little Rock School of Education! Our faculty and staff are dedicated to achieving excellence in teaching, conducting meaningful research and providing exceptional service to the central Arkansas community, our State and nation, and abroad.

If you are a prospective student, we offer an array of degrees, certificates, and licensure programs in the School of Education. Offering undergraduate programs in elementary, middle, and secondary education (education minor), practicing educational professionals also may choose from graduate programs in curriculum and instruction, gifted and talented education, learning systems technology, middle grades education, content area education that leads to licensure in several content areas, reading education, and special education. Moreover, our programs include courses from faculty with expertise in educational foundations who teach our candidates how to use research, assessment, and measurement, as well as data analyses and statistics to critically inform their teaching and the study of educational policy. Finally, we offer graduate certificates that lead to licensure as a teacher, an add-on endorsement for dyslexia, and preparation to become a literacy coach.

I whole-heartedly invite you to consider the UA Little Rock School of Education for your learning and development in the field of education. Based on the character and success of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the leadership that our graduates bring to the field of education, the School of Education strives to impact life-long professional learning and Pk-12 student learning by preparing our candidates to effectively and compassionately TEACH, LEAD, and INNOVATE in Arkansas and beyond.