About the Department


Department Head Mike Daugherty Teaching
Department Head Mike Daugherty Teaching

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CIED) prepares students for a breadth of careers in the dynamic field of education, offering majors and concentrations in the areas of career and technical education, childhood/elementary education, educational leadership, educational technology, secondary education, special education, and gifted and talented education.

CIED students have tremendous opportunities to gather hands-on experience in community settings as student teaching interns in area schools and have the added advantage of having professors readily available to them when seeking help with everything from course selections and planning to resume building and career advice. Small class size, low student-faculty ratios and an outstanding and tightly knit support system of students and professors are only a few of the advantages of being part of the academic community at the University of Arkansas.

Students may graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (B.S.E.) or go on to earn degrees in Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), enjoying the wealth of opportunity available to them professionally. A variety of majors and subject concentrations are available to students at all levels.

For students seeking a degree in Special Education, there is a B.S.E. in Special Education, M.Ed. in Special Education, Graduate Certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction each have a focus in Special Education, ASD, and ABA.

To receive information on studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, send an e-mail with your name, address, phone number and program area(s) of interest. Or contact us by mail or phone:

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
216 Peabody Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-4209
Fax: 479-575-6676