Undergraduate Programs

Are you a recent high school graduate or coming back to school to complete a degree for the first time? Then one of these licensure areas may be right for you. Keep in mind that the current demand for teachers in Arkansas is extremely high.

B.S.E. In Elementary Education
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in elementary education provides a strong foundation for students wanting to teach preschool through fourth grade. This 120-hour program provides graduates with a comprehensive understanding of teaching young learners and of the need for a learning environment that is responsive to students’ developmental needs. Graduates from our program often have job offers before they complete their final internship. For more information about the occupational outlook on kindergarten and elementary school teachers, click HERE.

B.S.E. In Middle Childhood Education
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in middle education provides a strong foundation for students wanting to teach grades 4–8. This 120-hour program provides graduates with a comprehensive understanding of middle grades education with special emphasis on school/university partnerships, diversity, development of positive learning environments, education for students from high-poverty populations, subject-specific education (i.e. mathematics, science, etc.), and middle grades curriculum, instruction, and assessment. For more information about the occupational outlook on middle school teachers, click HERE.

B.S.E. In Special Education
The Special Education Teacher Licensure Program envisions a world in which all individuals with disabilities are provided quality-of-life opportunities and experiences in natural environments, including the general education environment. For more information about the occupational outlook on special education teachers, click HERE.

Undergraduate Minor In Education
Students interested in teaching in public schools in Arkansas must be licensed by the state in a state-approved subject area. UA Little Rock programs in teacher education are designed to prepare students for licensure. Candidates for licensure must complete the program, pass examinations mandated by the state, and pass a criminal background check. For more information about the occupational outlook on high school teachers, click HERE.