What You Will Learn
Student Learning Objectives
Curriculum and Instruction
As an undergraduate in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, you will learn
various ways of applying the fundamental skills and theories needed in order to help
future generations through their educational experience. We have three programs leading
to Arkansas teacher licensure.
- Early Childhood Education
Students will be able to develop lesson plans for pre-kindergarten through fourth
grade.Students will cultivate a thorough understanding of student development. Students
will be able to teach children fundamental skills in creative and interesting ways.
- Middle Children/ Early Adolescence
Students will be able to develop lesson plans designed for children in grades four
through eight. Students will demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in the
education field through implementation of professional behaviors in daily work with
families, students co-workers and community. Student will be able to apply critical
thinking skills that they have mastered throughout our program.
- Secondary Education
Students will design developmentally-appropriate curriculum and classroom practices
for grades seven through twelve. Students will be able to apply various techniques
in order to guide and develop future generations. Students will develop necessary skills in order to reiterate or reestablish practices
College Student Personnel
- The Master of Science in College Student Personnel (CSP) is a practitioner-oriented
program, philosophically based in college student development and university administration.
The program is designed to prepare thoughtful, compassionate, first-line student and
university service administrators armed with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions
needed to begin a career in a variety of higher education settings.
- Students follow a curriculum that uses the recommendations for graduate education
preparation programs of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in higher
education and will be taught the professional competencies for student affairs professionals
as outlined by the national associations of ACPA and NASPA. The 36 hour program has
students taking not only foundational courses, but requires a supervised practicum
to gain practical "real world" experience in the field of student affairs to make
them more marketable. Students learn best practices being used in the field through
engaging class discussions (including virtual discussions for online students) with
our talented faculty and diverse classmates from a variety of educational and professional
Health and Physical Education
- The programs in the Department of Health and Physical Education are designed to prepare
students for lifelong growth in the physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional and
social dimensions. These goals and objectives are met through the qualified faculty's
presentation of research-based information, utilizing the latest technology.
- The Department of Health and Physical Education has a nationally accredited (NASPE)
program that is a part of the College of Education professional preparation program
curricula designed to serve the students, faculty and staff of Arkansas Tech University.
- The following are the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
standards: Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge, Standard 2: Skill and
Fitness Based Competence, Standard 3: Planning and Implementation, Standard 4: Instructional
Delivery and Management, Standard 5: Impact on Student Learning, and Standard 6: Professionalism.