"Ready to make a difference in the world? Our teachers, nurses, counselors and other
professionals work to make the world a better place every day. Come join over 5,500
students in the internationally recognized programs of the College of Education and
— Dean Mike Miller
The College offers challenging and rewarding programs to earn master's degrees and doctorates, as well as specialist degrees and graduate certificates. COEHP features four academic departments, a school of nursing and an undergraduate honors program.
The college serves the needs of working professionals with online delivery of courses in several programs including curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, educational technology, elementary education, health science, human resource development, nursing, physical education, special education and workforce development education.
The college awarded nearly 200 privately funded scholarships in the last academic year, thanks to many generous donors. The scholarships in the 2016-17 term totaled about $470,000. The college offers a thriving Honors Program for students, several of whom have won State Undergraduate Research Fellowships to fund Honors research projects.
The college is the only one on campus where hands-on experience, such as internships, is a required part of every undergraduate major.
- Childhood & Elementary Education, and Special Education – 90+ hours of classroom experience & a 1-year teaching internship
- Career & Technical Education – 4-year licensure programs with 50+ hours of classroom experience & a 1-semester teaching internship
- Educational Studies – 9 credit hours of hands-on, applied, pre-professional work experience
- Kinesiology K-12 Education – 4-year licensure program with 150+ hours of classroom experience & a 1-semester teaching internship
- Human Resource & Workforce Development – Coursework designed to develop skills to improve training programs, organizational effectiveness, and personal productivity.
- Communication Disorders – Semester-long clinical experience in our Speech and Hearing Clinic
- Kinesiology Exercise Science – Internship (local orthopedic, physical therapy, and rehabilitation clinics) and research with faculty
- Nursing – 900 clinical hours in our simulation labs, as well as in local hospitals and clinics
- Public Health – Internship (American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and more)
- Recreation and Sport Management – 4 internships (Devil's Den State Park, Arkansas Game and Fish, Texas Rangers, Tiger Woods Foundation, Kansas City Chiefs and more)
Exercise Science Research Center
B.S. in Kinesiology - K-12 Teaching and Exercise Science
The Exercise Science Research Center offers a unique opportunity for Kinesiology Exercise Science students to conduct research with faculty. In addition to increasing understanding of the human body using cutting-edge technology, the lab also offers programs that teach people how to improve their quality of life. One of the main goals for the lab is to facilitate outreach programs in the community.Learn More
Epley Center for Health Professions
B.S. in Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N. (online) and B.S.E. in Communication Disorders
The Epley Center for Health Professions offers opportunities for Nursing and Communication Disorders students. Nursing students gain clinical experience in simulation labs that range in settings from a doctor’s office to a critical care unit. High-fidelity labs provide students real-world simulations. Communication Disorders students work with actual clients including children in the Speech and Hearing Clinic.Learn More
Peabody Hall opened in 1913. It houses all of the Education programs and was once the home of University High School, in which one of our most famous Arkansans, Senator J. William Fulbright, was a student. In 2010, a restoration project brought structural and technological advances to the building, including state-of-the-art instructional technologies and facilities for the preparation of our high-quality teaching candidates.Learn More
- Childhood Education
- Career & Technical Education
- Elementary Education
- Special Education
- Educational Studies
- Communication Disorders
- Public Health
- Recreation and Sport Management
- Human Resource and Workforce Development
- UATeach (Secondary Math and Science Education)
We operate our programs from five buildings on campus: Graduate Education Building; Peabody Hall; Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building; Epley Center for Health Professions; and West Avenue Annex.
Learn more about the college by reading our online magazine the Colleague.