The Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in education offers an excellent program for the preparation of social studies educators. In the history-social studies education program, students gain experience in research, writing, and discussion in history, geography, political science, economics, and behavioral sciences, as well as practical teaching experience through 4 field placements in local schools. This program has a 100% placement rate in K-12 schools for all history/secondary education students who wish to teach full time.
The graduate certificate in gifted and talented education is designed for teachers looking to develop and implement creative teaching strategies for advanced learners in the K-12 setting. This 15-hour program is perfect for educators at all levels: classroom teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators wishing to improve the learning environments of their students. It meets the requirements for Arkansas Licensure in Gifted and Talented Education.
The Learning Systems Technology Education (LSTE) unit prepares students in the field of instructional design and technology for careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, military, and medical settings or other facilities. The LSTE certificate program is designed to provide graduates a greater understanding of the dynamic interactions between content, pedagogy, and technology. It also fulfills the core requirements for those wanting to move on to the M.Ed. in LSTE.
The Master of Education in gifted, creative, and talented education K-12 online program provides specialized knowledge and competencies needed to meet the challenge of providing an appropriate education for children and adolescents with exceptional abilities.
This 30-hour program is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It is also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Bachelor of Science in Education in middle level education degree prepares candidates to teach grades 4-8. It not only provides expertise in teaching field content and pedagogy, but also leads to Arkansas licensure in the middle school content areas of math, science, language arts, and/or social studies.
The online writing instruction graduate certificate program is the only graduate-level certificate in the country that provides writing teachers with training specifically in online instruction.
The 18-hour program helps current and new online faculty develop online courses that meet the standards of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Position Statement on Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction.
The dyslexia therapist graduate certificate program is designed to provide teachers the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students experiencing moderate to severe reading difficulties including dyslexia.
The Master of Education in reading is a 30 hour accelerated online degree program that helps novice and veteran teachers become specialized educators. One of the two degree plans can lead to certification (reading specialist and/or dyslexia therapist) in the state of Arkansas. The Reading Generalist degree plan does not lead to certification.
The Master of Education in learning systems technology education online degree program prepares instructional designers and learning scientists to analyze problems and apply solutions for modern learning programs though teaching and administrative roles. Graduates of this 36-hour program may apply these skills to a variety of careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, government, military, and medical settings or facilities.