The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers three undergraduate programs leading to Arkansas teacher licensure. These programs are Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, and Secondary Education. The Teacher Education program at Tech has a long history of preparing teachers and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood degree leads to a B.S. degree. It is designed to prepare students to work with children in pre-kindergarten thru fourth grade.
Early Childhood Degree through our Partnership
A Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is available through a partnership with North Arkansas Community College (Harrison) and Ozarka Community College (Melbourne). Approximately 50% of the coursework is available online. For more information contact:
|Ms. Karin Brown
Academic Services Coordinator
|Ms. Tavonda Brown
North Arkansas Community College
|Ms. Jan Apple
Academic Outreach Coordinator
Arkansas Tech University
Middle Childhood / Early Adolescence Education
The Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence program leads to a B.S. degree. It is designed to prepare students to work with children in grade four through grade seven. Students enrolled in the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence program may choose from one of two areas of interdisciplinary concentration. The two areas are math/science or language arts/social studies.
The Secondary Education program leads to the appropriate degree in the area of teaching (math education majors receive a B.S. in mathematics). Programs offered in the areas of Art, Business Education, Life Science & Earth Science, Physical Science & Earth Science, English, foreign language (French, German, Spanish), Speech, Social Studies (History and Political Science), Mathematics and Music Education. Completion of the secondary program will provide the student with licensure in the teaching area from grade seven through grade 12. Completion of the art or music program will lead to licensure from pre-school through grade 12.
Early Childhood Education
The Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) has been approved as an online degree program by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This is an ideal program of study for students who wish to prepare for careers in child development, child care, or other early childhood service organizations. The degree is structured to provide a seamless acquisition of academic requirements for various career levels in occupations related to child care and early childhood education in the public and private sectors. With the courses online, students are allowed the opportunity to work while obtaining their degree.
Requirements for the degree have been designated in keeping with current research and theory in early childhood education.