Director’s Welcome

Kent Layton, Ph.D.

Interim Director, School of Education

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 programs in elementary, middle, and secondary education for undergraduates, practicing educational professionals also can choose from graduate programs in reading education, special education, gifted and talented education, and learning systems technology. Moreover, the School of Education includes 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.

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.