Welcome to the Department of Curriculum & Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers an associate's degree program, three undergraduate programs leading to Arkansas teacher licensure, one graduate program leading to Arkansas teacher licensure, and a number of advanced programs for endorsement, adding education licenses, and for non-teacher licensure. The Teacher Education program at Tech has a long history of preparing teachers and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE)..
Degrees and Programs
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
The curriculum provides a foundation for learning among students younger than primary school age. It covers all areas where knowledge is needed for the Child Development Associate assessment.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
The curriculum provides a foundation for teaching Kindergarten to 6th grade. Advanced work through courses, field experiences, and teaching internships are required within the program to meet teacher licensure expectations.
Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education
The curriculum provides a foundation for learning from 4th – 7th grades with options to choose two of four possible subjects—Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Bachelor with emphasis in Secondary Education
The program recognizes three important components in the education of a prospective teacher: a strong general education, an in-depth knowledge in a selected teaching field, and a knowledge of the school, various diversity and developmental characteristics of students, and the teaching-learning process.
Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching is a program of study to prepare candidates for teacher licensure in Arkansas. Candidates who complete the program of study may be recommended to Arkansas Department of Education for licensure as teachers.
Master of Education in Instructional Technology - Library Media Specialist (online)
The M.Ed in Instructional Technology equips graduates to incorporate the latest technology into learning experiences in effective and innovate ways.
Master of Education in Special Education
The Master of Education in Special Education is designed to provide post baccalaureate preparation for public school teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge of teaching children with exceptional learning needs.
Contact the Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Crabaugh Hall 204
1310 El Paso Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 964-0583 ext 2552