A Message from the Dean: Dr. Mary B. Gunter

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 Gunter09.2016advanced 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        Phone: (479) 964-3217
Personnel Association (CSPA). Become an Ambassador for Educators and help us        Email: mgunter@atu.edu 
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
Dean, ATU College of Education and ATU Graduate College, Professor of Educational Leadership


A Message from Associate Dean: Dr. Linda Bean

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, ATU College of Education and Professor of Business                            Phone: (479) 880-4401
                                                                                                                                           Email: lbean@atu.edu