Welcome to the College of Education AND HEALTH
Welcome to the College of Education and Health, where we prepare teachers and leaders for programs serving students birth through PK-12 and adult learners, produce nurses with real-world skills and develop rehabilitation science, emergency management and student affairs administration professionals. You will discover a range of nationally accredited degree and certification options administered and taught by highly regarded, experienced professionals in the College of Education and Health.
Present: After recent restructuring, The Arkansas Tech University College of Education became the Arkansas Tech University College of Education and Health. The College is in the process of creating its new vision statement and should have this available by mid-Fall 2022.
Most Recent Vision Statement: The Arkansas Tech University College of Education is dedicated to developing successful and innovative professionals who will internalize, initiate, and sustain a commitment to impact individuals in diverse and evolving communities.
Present: After recent restructuring, The Arkansas Tech University College of Education became the Arkansas Tech University College of Education and Health. The College is in the process of creating its new mission statement and should have this available by mid-Fall 2022.
Most Recent Mission Statement: The Arkansas Tech University College of Education prepares professionals, who will positively impact learners, systems, and communities, by providing competency- and outcomes-based undergraduate and graduate programs.
DEPARTMENTS & Support Offices
The College of Education and Health offers multiple programs, certifications, and support services to help you in your goal of becoming a professional in your chosen field. Please click on the links below to explore the College of Education and Health's departments and to learn about our various undergraduate and graduate degree options (If you need more information concerning the requirements for becoming a teacher or if you need assistance with educator licensure, please click on the links in the College of Education and Health Support Offices box.). We welcome you to explore all the programs, certifications, and support services that the College of Education and Health has to offer!
ACCREDITATION & Recognition
Arkansas "Right to Read" Act
The following link discusses the College of Education and Health's compliance with Act 1063 of 2017 termed the Right to Read Act. The linked document discusses this Act and how the College is recognized as meeting the expectations delineated by this Act.
The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs in emergency management were the first programs of their kind when established at Arkansas Tech University. These programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Education. The most recent accreditation visit occurred in 2020 and resulted in the continuing accreditation of these programs. For more information about this accreditation, please visit the website of the Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Education.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management (NAEM) nursing programs at Arkansas Tech University located in Russellville, AR are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000, Web site: www.acenursing.org). The most recent accreditation decision by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management (NAEM) nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation. The BSN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Address: University Tower Bldg., 1123 South University, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204-1619, Phone: (501) 686-2700) and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
Strength and conditioning
The Strength and Conditioning Studies program is nationally recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Graduate Level Education Recognized Program. For more than 35 years, the NSCA has been the leader in building stronger professionals within the strength and conditioning industry. The NSCA created its Education Recognized Program distinction prior to the existence of any accreditation for strength and conditioning programs. The Strength and Conditioning Studies program at ATU earned this distinction shortly after it began in 2014 and has maintained it continually since that time.
College of Distinction
The Colleges of Distinction "was founded on the premise that there are hundreds of remarkable colleges across the United States, each with a unique strength to offer the next generation of college-bound students." The Colleges of Distinction reviews colleges each year to determine which ones should receive this designation. For several years in a row, Colleges of Distinction has awarded Arkansas Tech University this distinction. In addition, the College of Education and Health has also again been awarded this designation for specific colleges within the university. For more about this distinction, please visit the Colleges of Distinction website.
The College of Education and Health seeks to continuously improve its programs and recognizes the importance of its many shareholders in this process. Due to this pursuit, the College provides numerous opportunities to discuss its programs and to gather input from its shareholders (e.g., via surveys, shareholder meetings, advisory council meetings, Cohort meetings, university councils, specialized professional association pursuits, and through college, departmental and program meetings, etc.).
Arkansas Tech University offers multiple scholarship opportunities for entering and current students. Scholarship information is listed at the following link, which includes information about both internal and external scholarship opportunities. Please see the following link for more information: Arkansas Tech University Scholarship Scholarship Information.