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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.Programs are being revised due to Arkansas Department of Education Teacher Licenses.

Teacher Licenses have changed.  Early Childhood Education, PK-4 grades, will no longer be in effect beginning Fall 2015, however, Elementary Education, K-6 grades, will return.  Special Education as an undergraduate program will become active in Fall 2015.  Middle Childhood Education, Grades 4-8, will allow an individual to choose two areas of concentrations from Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science.


Elementary Education, K-6
Middle Level Education
Secondary Education
Special Education
Rehabilitative Services
Graduate Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education in Secondary Education
Master of Early Childhood Education
Master of Special Education Endorsement

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Faculty and Staff

 Faculty  Faculty  Staff
Dr. Vera Lang-Brown

 Interim Chair, Associate Professor

    (870) 575-8275        
 Dr. Esther Robinson

Assistant Professor

 (870) 575-8242
 Ms. Mitzy Allen

 Administrative Specialist

  (870) 575-7008
Dr. Bettye Wright

  Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

(870) 575-8244

Mrs.Wille Mae Hobbs
Coordinator of Field Experience/Director of Student Teaching/Licensure Officer


Dr. Glenda Kennedy


(870) 575-8247


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Courses & Books

Course Descriptions for the Curriculum and Instruction Courses
Teacher Education Preparation Courses

Rehabilitative Services
Spring Books 2015
Text Book Companies

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