Master's Degree Programs

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degrees

The M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning will prepare students for employment in programs that provide adult literacy and education, lifelong learning, community and nonprofit organizations, military education, postsecondary education, and continuing professional education.  The program will focus on the development of students as emerging scholars and practitioners.
The M.Ed. in Secondary Education-CATE is designed for students in Career and Technical Education who desire to be a teacher or for already-licensed CATE teachers who desire advanced knowledge in their subject area.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed to provide advanced professional studies in graduate course work for persons who currently hold teaching credentials (such as those found in formal PK-12 settings) or for those with experience as educators in environments where such credentials are not required (i.e. instruction in the community college, informal educational environments such as zoos, nature centers and museums and/or private educational organizations).

The master's degree in Educational Leadership is designed primarily to provide professional preparation for students seeking administrative positions in elementary and secondary schools.

Educational technology is an online master's program focusing on instructional design, distance education, training and development, teacher education and utilization of instructional technologies.

The M.Ed. in Higher Education prepares students seeking entry-level positions in specialty areas in both two-year and four-year post secondary institutions and provides specializations in the areas of student affairs and organization/administration.
The M.Ed. in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education prepares individuals to apply integrated training, organizational development, and career planning and counseling skills to the design, management, and evaluation of programs to improve individual productivity, employability, and job satisfaction and organizational effectiveness.
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Physical Education is an online program that can be completed in a two year period by taking six credit hours of classes per semester. The program allows practicing physical education professionals an opportunity to receive advanced training in their field along with a Master's degree. The program is delivered entirely on the internet which allows students the flexibility to pursue the degree at a time and place that fits their schedule.
The M.Ed. in Recreation and Sport Management prepares students to be directors and superintendents of recreation for communities, directors of university recreation programs and to work in university and professional sports settings.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education coursework can be completed entirely online or can include courses from the on campus program. The M.Ed. in Special Education can have one of five foci.

The Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to prepare individuals in the United States and abroad to teach English to students whose first language is not English. Graduates are also prepared to create and implement curriculum and appropriate assessments for English as a second or foreign language (ESL).

Master of Science (M.S.)

The master's degree in Community Health Promotion provides a high quality, student-oriented program designed to train skilled practitioners and researchers to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote health and prevent disease. The M.S. program is ideal for individuals interested in helping people and communities adopt healthy behaviors and healthy lifestyles. Graduates go on to work in a variety of settings, including community health settings, public health departments, nonprofit agencies, wellness centers, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, and health organizations. The M.S. in Community Health Promotion will also provide preparation for doctoral work in public health or health education
The M.S. in Counseling program prepares practitioners for service in schools, community agencies and institutions of higher learning.
The M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling prepares students for the practice of rehabilitation counseling in a variety of settings.
  • Concentration in Deafness
  • Concentration in Independent Living
  • Concentration in Job Placement
The M.S. in Communication Disorders with an emphasis on Speech-Language Pathology ensures that degree candidates meet the minimum academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Master of Science in Nursing

The online Master of Science in Nursing is offered through the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. It provides a concentration for the Nurse Educator.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The M.A.T. in Childhood Education prepares teachers to teach language arts, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies using the Arkansas State Frameworks and Common Core State Standards.

The M.A.T. in Secondary Education prepares teachers for middle and high schools in a wide variety of teaching areas.

Master of Athletic Training (M.AT.)

The  Master of Athletic Training program prepares students for careers as healthcare professionals in sports medicine clinics and hospitals.