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Undergraduate Programs

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

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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.  Find out about admission requirements and application process. Learn more
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.
The four areas of preparation include the following:

Master of Education in Elementary Education
Master of Education in Secondary Education (Four Specialties)     

 •        English Education
 •        Mathematics Education
 •        Science Education
 •        Social Studies Education
  Master of Arts in Teaching (Four Specialties)
 •        Board Range 
 •        Elementary Level Education
 •        Middle-Level Education
 •        Secondary Level Education

The School of Education Graduate Programs is one of the three graduate programs in the Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.

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Faculty and Staff

 Faculty  Faculty  Staff
Dr. Vera Lang-Brown

 Interim Chair, Associate Professor

    (870) 575-8275        
Dr. Glenda Kennedy


(870) 575-8247
 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. Wanda Newell
Interim Coordinator of Graduate Program
(870) 575-8248

Mrs. Andreyetta Dennis




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Courses & Books

Course Descriptions for the Curriculum and Instruction Courses

Rehabilitative Services
Spring Books 2015
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