Childhood and Elementary Education
The University of Arkansas offers two paths to elementary teacher licensure in kindergarten through sixth grade (K-6). The Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education is one path. Candidates apply during their sophomore year. Education pedagogy courses are taken through their remaining undergraduate years. Candidates complete their public school internship senior year.
The U of A also offers a combined degree, a B.S.E. in Childhood Education with Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education. The combined degree leads to initial teacher licensure in elementary education that is pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. A student who obtains a U of A B.S.E. in Childhood Education will have completed the course prerequisites for the M.A.T. program.
The teachers' degree programs offer Arkansas community college students the opportunity to complete bachelor's and graduate degrees through a 2+2 transfer plan. People who complete their 2-year Associate of Arts in Teaching can transfer to the University of Arkansas and earn their (1) B.S.E. and K-6 teacher’s license in two years or (2) in three years their B.S.E., M.A.T. K-6 teacher’s license and area endorsement (Gifted and Talented, STEM, Reading or ESL).
- At least 3.0 grade-point average on AAT coursework
- A clear background check
- Completed U of A CIED application
- ACT or PRAXIS passing scores in Reading, Writing and Math
Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education, B.S.E.
Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education is a four-year plan that leads to initial K-6 teacher licensure.
Combined degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education in Childhood Education with Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education, B.S.E. and M.A.T.
Combined Bachelor of Science in Education in Childhood Education with Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education is a five-year plan. Students majoring in the Elementary Education M.A.T. must choose from among four concentrations.
Master of Education in Elementary Education, M.Ed.
The Master of Education in Elementary Education is not a licensure path but designed for experienced teachers returning for an appropriate graduate degree.
Graduate Certificate in K-6 STEM Education for Elementary Education
The Graduate Certificate in K-6 STEM Education for Elementary Education is designed for students wanting to focus teaching young children Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.