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Dr. Wanda Y. Newell, Interim Dean for the School of Education is happy to welcome you to this site and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Read more

“The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's School of Education just earned CAEP accreditation for seven years 2020-2027. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.”

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Curriculum and Instruction

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. Additionally the department offers a non-licensure degree program in Rehabilitation Studies and a Special Education Endorsement Program as well. Learn more

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Health and Physical Education

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. Learn more

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The mission of the Teacher Education Unit at UAPB reflects the mission of the university with its emphasis on imparting knowledge, developing foundational skills, and preparing students who value the continuation of a democratic society with active citizen participation. The Teacher Education Unit thus has the mission of preparing competent, committed, professional teachers for a diverse, democratic society. Learn more

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School of Education Graduate Programs

The mission of the School of Education Graduate Programs is to offer advanced programs in professional education that lead to improved classroom instruction and prepares responsible, productive citizens, and prospective change agents in the field of education with the knowledge, skills and disposition that will enable them to meet the educational challenges of an ever-changing educational field. The major function of the School of Education Graduate Programs is the advanced preparation of teachers for the improvement of classroom instruction in preschool through high school.  Learn more

Important Links

Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas PRAXIS Scores

Arkansas Department of Education - State Standards

Arkansas Department of Education - TESS

Arkansas Activities Association

McGraw-Hill Connect

Pearson MyEducationLab


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Recent News and Reports

School of Education Newsletters:
soe newletter 1.pdf
soe newsletter 2.pdf
soe newsletter 3.pdf
soe Newsletter 4.pdf


School of Education interest form

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Contact Us
Dr. Wanda Y. Newell
Interim Dean
(870) 575-8057
Liza Johnson
Administrative Specialist
Kaidra Dockett
Administrative Specialist
James Jackson
Research Assistant
(870) 575-8310
Dr. Bruce McGowan
Interim Graduate Coordinator
(870) 575-8248 

The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from November 3-5, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the School of Education (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). We invite you to submit written testimony to: CAEP, 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; or by email to: