Arkansas Masters in Education Programs

Arkansas is known as the Land of Opportunity for a reason. If you are an educator, principal, or school administrator and you plan to earn a Master’s in Education then the list of nationally accredited graduate Education programs below should help.

You will find all types of Master’s level Education degrees offered by the college and university programs below including Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees to name a few. Many of the degrees include a variety of specialty areas in which students can concentrate their studies.


Arkansas State University
College of Education

Numerous Master’s programs for teachers, educators, and administrators are offered by Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR.

For those individuals with a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree who are seeking initial licensure as a teacher in Arkansas,
ASU offers two Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. Specialization available for this degree are Early Childhood Education and Middle Level Education.

ASU offers the Master of Science in Education degree for those educators or educators-in-training seeking a Master’s in their current specialization or to earn certification in a new speciality area. Master of Science in Education programs are offered in the following specialties:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle Level Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Theory and Practice
  • Physical Education
  • Reading
  • Special Education Instructional Specialist P-4
  • Special Education Instructional Specialist 4-12
  • Special Education Gifted, Talented, and Creative
  • School Counseling P-12
  • Educational Leadership

A Master of Rehabilitation Counseling is also available.

Several other Master of Science programs are offered in the following specializations:

  • College Student Personnel Services
  • Early Childhood Services
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Administration
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council on Rehabilitation Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

PO Box 940
State University, AR 72467
(870) 972-3057


Arkansas Tech University
College of Education

Arkansas Tech University offers several Master’s programs suitable for teachers and educators seeking to advance. They have programs leading to initial teacher licensure as well as programs for professional educators.

For those individuals holding a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree who are seeking initial teacher licensure, Arkansas Tech offers the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Candidates can prepare for licensure to teach in three different grade ranges: Early Childhood P-4, Middle Childhood 4-8, or Secondary Education 7-12. Middle and Secondary Education candidates can specialize in one of the following content areas:

  • Business
  • English
  • Life/Earth Science,
  • Physical/Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies
  • Wellness and Leisure
  • Music (Instrumental and Vocal)

ATU offers Master of Education programs to professional educators in the following specialty areas:

  • Elementary Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood and Special Education)
  • Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Physical Education, Instructional Technology, and English)
  • School Counseling and Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Instructional Improvement
  • Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Arkansas Tech offers several Master of Arts programs. Specializations offered include:

  • English (Concentration available in Teaching English as a Second Language)
  • History
  • Multi-Media Journalism
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language

A Master of Liberal Arts degree is available for those who teach middle school and/or high school English, journalism, speech, theatre, or social studies wanting to deepen their knowledge of the subjects they currently teach.

A Master of Science programs is also offered in College Student Personnel.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 964-3217


Harding University
Cannon-Clary College of Education

Harding University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education offers several Master’s programs for current or future educators.

For those individuals wanting to teach but holding a non-teaching Bachelor’s degree, Harding offers The Master of Arts in Teaching leading to initial licensure. Candidates can choose from several authorization level tracks including Early Childhood P-4, Middle Level 4-8, Secondary 7-12, and P-12.The program is also offered to professional K-12 teachers to further deepen their skills and knowledge as an educator.

Harding also offers a Master of Education degree. This degree can also be used to gain initial licensure as a teacher or by professional educators to gain additional advanced training in their subject matter. Curriculum plans for several specialization areas are offered:

  • Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Secondary Kinesiology
  • Reading Specialist P-12

Additional Master of Education programs are offered in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Program Administrator/Curriculum Specialist, and Curriculum Program Administrator/Special Education.

Several Master of Science in Education programs are offered for educators. Programs exist in Early Childhood Special Education, Kinesiology, as well as particular content areas such as Art, Behavioral Sciences, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, French, History/Social Sciences, Mathematics, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language. A Master of Science in Educational Technology is also offered by the school.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

915 E. Market Avenue
Searcy, AR 72149
(501) 279-4242


Henderson State University
Teachers College

Henderson State University offers a wide variety of Master’s programs designed for teachers, educators, and administrators. The university offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program for those seeking initial licensure as a teacher. For professional educators , Henderson State offers a variety of other programs.

There are several Master of Science in Education programs available to professional educators. The specializations offered include the following:

  • Advanced Instructional Studies (Concentrations available in Elementary Education P-4, Middle School, Physical Education, English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, and Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Educational Leadership (Concentrations available in Curriculum/Program Administrator, Building Level leader and Instructional Facilitator)
  • Reading
  • School Counseling
  • Special Education (Concentrations available in Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education 4-12, Educational Examiner P-12, and Developmental Therapist)

Master of Science programs are offered in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sports Administration. Master if of Liberal Arts degree program is also offered.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

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


John Brown University
College of Education

John Brown University offers several Master’s level degree programs for teachers and educators. They offer a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with two available concentrations: Teacher as a Leader and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

John Brown also offers educators several Master of Science programs. They are offered in the following specialization areas:

  • School Counseling
  • Community Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Leadership and Higher Education
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-9500


Southern Arkansas University
College of Education

Southern Arkansas University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a subject commonly taught in grades 7-12 (secondary school) who are wanting to change careers to teaching. The program leads to Secondary Education licensure in the following specialization areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Drama/Speech
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies
  • Life/Earth Science
  • Physical/Earth Science
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Music Education (Instrumental and Vocal)

Several Master of Education programs are offered in the following specialty areas:

  • School Counseling P-8/7-12
  • Student Affairs and College Counseling
  • Elementary or Secondary Education (Concentrations available in Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education/Early Childhood Instructional Specialist P-4, Special Education/Instructional Specialist 4-12, and Gifted and Talented P-8/7-12)
  • Educational Administration and Supervision
  • Library Media and Information Specialist

Master of Science programs are offered at Southern Arkansas in the following specialties:

  • Mental Health and Clinical Counseling
  • Kinesiology – Coaching
  • Agriculture

A Master of Public Administration program is also offered at SAU.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

100 East University
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 236-4000


University of Arkansas
College of Education and Health Professions

The University of Arkansas through its College of Education and Health Professions offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs leading to initial licensure in both Childhood Education and Secondary Education. An optional specialization is offered for the Secondary Education degree in Career and Technical Education. Additional programs are also offered in a variety of specialty areas.

Master of Education programs are offered in the following specialization areas:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education (Concentration available in Career and Technical Education)
  • Higher Education
  • Education Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education
  • Recreation and Sports Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Human Resources and Workforce Development
  • Adult and Lifelong Learning

Additional Master of Science programs are also offered in the following specialties:

  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods
  • Counseling (Concentrations available in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Student Affairs and College Counseling)
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Kinesiology (Concentrations available in Exercise Science and Adapted Movement Science)
  • Rehabilitation Counseling (Concentrations available in Deafness, Independent Living, and Job Placement)
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

Room 324 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-3119


University of Arkansas at Little Rock
College of Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers Master of Education and Master of Arts degree programs to prepare individuals for initial licensure as a teacher as well as to deepen the knowledge and skills of professional educators.

UALR offers Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

  • Adult Education
  • Counselor Education PK-Adult
  • Educational Administration and Supervision
  • Teaching the Gifted and Talented
  • Higher Education
  • Learning Systems Technology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle Childhood Education 4-8
  • Secondary Education 7-12 (Content areas available are Art K-12, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Foreign Language K-12, History, Mathematics, Music Education/Vocal K-12, Physical Education and Health Sciences K-12, Physics, Political Science, and Speech and Drama)
  • Special Education Instructional Specialist Birth-4
  • Special Education Instructional Specialist 4-12
  • Reading

University of Arkansas at Little Rock also offers Master of Arts programs in the following specialty areas:

  • Rehabilitation of the Blind: Orientation and Mobility
  • Counseling (Concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling)
  • College Student Affairs
  • Two-Year College Teaching
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3113


University of Arkansas at Monticello
School of Education

The University of Arkansas at Monticello offers several Master’s Level programs. Master of Arts in Teaching programs are available for those seeking a teaching license whose Bachelor’s degree is non-teaching. There are three specializations offered:

  • Early Childhood Education P-4
  • Middle Childhood Education 4-8
  • Secondary Education 7-12

A Master of Education degree can be earned in three additional specialty areas:

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Educational Leadership

A Master of Physical Education and Coaching degree program is also offered by the university.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

346 University Drive
Monticello, AR 71656
(870) 460-1026


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
School of Education

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs to individuals seeking a Master’s degree and initial teacher licensure. The degree is offered with two specailizations: Middle Level Education and Secondary Education in a specific content area.

Master of Education degrees are also available. The university offers a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. It also offers a Master of Education in Secondary Education with a specializations available in English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies.

Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

1200 North University Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 575-8000


University of Central Arkansas
College of Education

University of Central Arkansas offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program in three specialization areas. The degree program is offered for those seeking an initial teaching license in Early Childhood P-4, Middle Level 4-8, and Secondary P-8 & 7-12.

Master of Science degree programs are offered in the following specialization areas:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Library Media and Information Technologies
  • School Leadership, Management, and Administration
  • School Counseling P-12
  • College Student Personnel and Administration

Master of Science in Education programs are also offered in the following specialties:

  • Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership
  • Reading/Literacy Education
  • Special Education
Accreditations

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Contact Information

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

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