A Message from the Interim Dean: Dr. Linda Bean

Congratulations on making Arkansas Tech University College of Education your “Choice” to complete your degree. Whether you are in a Teacher Education, College Student Personnel, or Wellness Science program, you have started a pathway toward success. We are dedicated and prepared to assist you in becoming successful in your career path that will make an impact on your life as well as others.

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 master’s 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.


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.

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.

Please allow me to assist you this Academic Year and in your future.                              Phone: (479) 964-3217
                                                                                                                                           Email: lbean@atu.edu 
Dr. Linda Bean
Interim Dean, ATU College of Education and Professor of Business