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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has as its major function the professional preparation of licensed teachers at the early childhood, middle and secondary levels. The programs lead to the Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Education degree. To meet and carry out these functions, the department offers a strong Teacher Education Preparation Program recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now its called CAEP. Additionally the department offers a non-licensure degree program in Rehabilitation Studies and a Special Education Endorsement Program as well.
Dr. Hazel Linton
Curriculum & Instruction
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The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is to provide nationally accredited degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department seeks to provide competent, professional personnel at the undergraduate and graduate level for employment as physical educators, health educators, coaches, and recreation providers in public, private, volunteer, governmental agencies, and health care organizations.
The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation has energized the program and retooled the courses. The program has created alliances with American Council on Exercise (ACE), Arkansas Department of Game and Wildlife, American Sports Education Program, and American Red Cross. The department has also developed relationships with the US Parks System and Arkansas Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Dr. Todd Garner
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The Graduate Studies Program, in collaboration with academic schools and departments, offers opportunities for students to choose and pursue advanced degrees by participating in a rigorous collaborative curriculum in disciplines in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.
Each discipline is unique to a program of study that encourages students to participate in teaching, research, and public service. The programs are designed to assist the improvement of people's lives and opportunities in the delta region of the state of Arkansas.
Dr. Linda Joshua