Teaching Degrees in Arkansas

Some of the largest and most prestigious schools in Arkansas provide top quality teacher education for students interested in receiving an Arkansas teacher license. Many Arkansas teacher education programs have both regional and specialized education accreditation which proves to the state as well as prospective employers that graduates have met the requirements for effective learning in the field of education. Different schools offer different education degree programs, so that students who are interested in particular educational fields, such as early childhood education or science education, can acquire an Arkansas teaching license in a manner that suits their interests and academic strengths.

The four universities with the largest enrolled student populations in Arkansas include Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, the University of Central Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas. All of these provide top quality teacher education programs for students interested in studying the theory and practice behind good teaching and educational leadership. Below are some profiles of each of these schools, including distinctive qualities of both the school itself and its educational programs.

Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for students who are interested in pursuing educational careers. The assets of the College of Education include a computer lab with 25 computers, a certification officer, and internship assistance. More than 90% of applicants to the school are accepted, and the school’s early childhood education program is one of the five most popular programs at the school. If a student is interested in teaching schools in Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University is a comparatively safe school to which such a student can apply.

Arkansas State University at Jonesboro

Arkansas State University at Jonesboro offers programs in counseling, teacher education, educational leadership, and health sciences for students interested in pursuing careers in teaching. For students interested in taking their educational aspirations further, the school also offers a doctoral program in education. While it is more selective than some other Arkansas schools with education degree programs, with only a 70% acceptance rate, it provides high quality teacher education for students interested in teaching in Arkansas.

University of Arkansas

The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas provides programs for students interested in elementary or early childhood education. It also offers programs in career and technical education, such as business education and technology education, for students interested in focusing on those subjects rather than traditional school subjects such as science and mathematics. The school only accepts about 60% of applicants, however, making it more selective than other educator preparation schools in Arkansas.

University of Central Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas provides teacher education at the early childhood, middle, and secondary levels as undergraduate degrees, all of which are designed to terminate in teacher licensure. The school also offers several scholarships, primarily targeted at the undergraduate preschool through grade 4 degree program. More than 90% of applicants are admitted to the school, making it another good safety school for students interested in attending teaching school and receiving Arkansas teacher certification.

Arkansas State University-Main Campus

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2105 E. Aggie Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-2100

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Arkansas Tech University

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Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801-2222
(479) 968-0389

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Central Baptist College

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1501 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034
(501) 329-6872

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Crowley's Ridge College

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100 College Dr
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-6901

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Harding University

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915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-4000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Henderson State University

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1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
(870) 230-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

John Brown University

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2000 W University St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-9500

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Ouachita Baptist University

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410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
(870) 245-5000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

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100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 235-4000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

University of Arkansas at Monticello

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Highway 425 South
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 367-6811

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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1200 N University Mail Slot 4789
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 575-8000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

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5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
(479) 788-7000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate

University of Central Arkansas

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201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72035-0001
(501) 450-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

University of the Ozarks

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415 N College Ave
Clarksville, AR 72830
(479) 979-1000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Williams Baptist College

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60 W Fulbright Avenue
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
(870) 886-6741

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
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