Curriculum & 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.

Elementary Education

Students will be able to develop lesson plans for kindergarten through sixth 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 the 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 experiences.


Health & 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: