The College of Education and Health Professions offers an array of career opportunities in education. We offer an exciting and rewarding career path for people who have the desire to impact young lives. The most challenging part to finding a career in education can be deciding what subject and what age group to teach.
The College of Education and Health Professions offers degrees to teach at the elementary education level and at the secondary education level in Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education and Physical Education. Students who want to pursue a career in secondary education will enroll in our Master of Arts in Teaching program. Our teaching training programs focus on real-world teaching experiences that take place in the classroom and in local public schools. All of our teaching-training programs lead to licensure.
Bright Bullard, left, a first-grade teacher in Fayetteville and
a 2007 Master of Arts in Teaching graduate, served
as mentor last year for Mallory Johnson of Weiner, an
If you have the calling to teach in the elementary level, our program will prepare you to teach pre-kindergarten to fourth grade. We have two career paths that can allow you to become a licensed elementary teacher. One is a four-year licensure degree plan offered through the Global Campus in Rogers after the student has earned an associate's degree from NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, and the other is a five-year track in which the student earns a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the College of Education and Health Professions.
If you would like to work with students in the middle level area, you may add an endorsement to your degree.
If you would like to work with older students in the secondary education setting, we offer several avenues. If you would like to pursue an education degree in Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Technology Education or Physical Education, these areas of study are licensure programs that will allow you to teach seventh through 12th grades.
If you have the desire to teach on the secondary level in a core subject are such as math, science, English or history, you will earn your Bachelor's degree from the J. William Fulbright College of Fulbright Arts and Sciences. After completing your Bachelor's degree, you will apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program that leads to licensure.
The College of Education and Health Professions wants to ensure that you will have the knowledge to be an effective teacher and help you pursue your dream to impact the lives of others.