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Secondary Education

The UCA College of Education offers 13 licensure programs to prepare candidates to teach secondary education:

  • 7-12 English/Language Arts
  • 7-12 Social Studies/History
  • 7-12 Mathematics
  • 7-12 Life Sciences (biology)
  • 7-12 Chemistry
  • 7-12 Physics
  • 7-12 Family and Consumer Sciences
  • K-12 Art
  • K-12 Spanish
  • K-12 French
  • K-12 Vocal Music Education
  • K-12 Instrumental Music Education
  • K-12 Health/PE

While we welcome any out of state candidates, completion of any program, other than an initial licensure program, may not lead to licensure or endorsement in Arkansas or in the state in which you reside. It is your responsibility to check with your state’s department of education to determine if the license or endorsement requirements are met through the program of study. If you are a potential out of state candidate, please contact the program coordinator directly. 

For more information about these programs, contact the program coordinator.

Program Coordinators’ Contact Information

STEM Education

The STEM education minor (STEMteach) prepares mathematics and science teachers through an approach that includes early, intensive field experiences, the use of Master Teachers as instructors, and the development of teacher candidates’ content knowledge and effective teaching strategies. Program faculty and master teachers will even continue to support candidates after graduation during the earliest, most difficult years of teaching.

For more information, visit the STEMteach website.

Teaching and Learning Minor

This 18-hour minor in Teaching and Learning provides the professional education courses needed by students seeking secondary education licensure in content areas.  This minor is also available to those not seeking teacher licensure but may wish to prepare to work in a teaching capacity outside the school system.

For information about the course requirements for this minor, click here.

Field Experience

All education program require teacher candidates to go into the field to observe and practice their skills.  Information about the field experience requirements is available at the site below.

Field Experience Resources and Forms