A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Education (COE) at Arkansas Tech University. We appreciate your interest in our college and/or the selection of education as your chosen profession. We are dedicated to preparing the best educators offering degrees ranging from an Associates Degree in Early Childhood to a Doctorate in School Leadership.

Teachers are prepared in the department of Curriculum and Instruction through a traditional, bachelor’s degree for teacher education. Two non-traditional options for teacher preparation through a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership are offered through the COE. Leadership preparation is available for the principal, school counselor, curriculum administrator, and superintendent through advanced degrees at the COE’s Center for Leadership and Learning. The College Student Personnel program of the COE provides preparation for leadership roles in higher education.

The COE Health and Physical Education Program offers a Health and Wellness program and a masters degree in Strength and Conditioning adding diversity in offerings. In addition, TECH FIT as a part of the COE offers programs to improve your fitness and health.

These program offerings are supported by a highly qualified faculty representing expertise in early childhood, middle level education, content specific expertise, and leadership expertise. Faculty information is available on this website. Our faculty is current in research agendas and active in national and state agendas for education. When you chose Arkansas Tech University’s COE, you are choosing an active and engaging environment to prepare yourself to lead students and schools to high performance.

Consider joining our many student associations including Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA); Student National Education Association (SNEA); Health, Physical Education and Wellness Science Club (HPEWS Club); Collegiate Student Personnel Association (CSPA). Become an Ambassador for Educators and help us spread the word about the opportunities and benefits of a career in education.

Become a part of our Social Media community connecting with the COE through FB, Twitter, and Instagram. Let’s spread the message and excitement about our college.

I look forward to working with you during the upcoming Academic Year.

Dr. Mary B. Gunter


A Message from the Associate Dean

Congratulations on making Arkansas Tech University College of Education your “Choice” to complete your degree. Becoming a teacher is a great decision that will make an impact on your life as well as others in your career.

You are encouraged to be involved on campus through the student organizations offered through the College of Education and the many other areas of interest available to you. The more involved you are the better leadership skills and networking you are able to utilize when seeking your first career position.

The College of Education contains a variety of experts and experience from which you can seek advice. Each person desires to share their knowledge and advice with you. Our goal is to assist you in becoming a successful educator and leader. We look forward to working with you as students, leaders, partners, and alumni now and in the future. Many of you will be working with one of our teacher/leader interns in your schools. This circle of learning and leadership is important to the success of our college and our future teachers and leaders. You are a part of this circle of learning and leadership.

Please allow me to assist you this Academic Year and in your future.

Dr. Linda Bean
Associate Dean