Mission Statement

The College of Education is dedicated to fostering equity and empowering students to excel as lifelong learners, enabling them to make a meaningful impact every day.

We are proud to be Arkansas’s premier educator preparation college. Dedicated to providing exemplary programs for the preparation of professionals, including teacher preparation for elementary, middle level, and secondary education; educational leadership; school counseling; library media; instructional technologies; higher education student personnel administration; and community leadership, the College thrives on innovation and engagement. With an emphasis on teaching, research, and service, the members of the College of Education, along with their counterparts in supporting programs across campus, demonstrate a commitment to the improvement of programs and services by collaboratively working with organizations that have teaching and human development as their mission.

To accomplish this mission, the College of Education:

  • Provides programs of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels based on empirically-supported pedagogical and clinical practices.
  • Promotes a commitment to understanding and working effectively with children and adults in geographically and culturally diverse settings.
  • Prepares educators to effectively teach and enhance learning conditions and outcomes for diverse learners.
  • Employs a faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Establishes a professional environment conducive to both student and faculty growth and development.
  • Centers equity by supporting a culture that focuses on belonging and inclusion.
  • Maintains and/or promotes resources for diverse units that fall under the College of Education.  These units include the Child Study Center, the Mashburn Center for Learning, the Arkansas Research Center, and the Arkansas Public School Resource Center.