Michael Daugherty
Department Head
216 Peabody Hall
479-575-5119
Email:  mkd03@uark.edu

Ed Bengtson
Program Coordinator
106 Peabody Hall
479-575-5982
Email:  egbengts@uark.edu

Admission to the Graduate Certificate Program in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator: Applicants must meet university requirements for admission to the Graduate School as non-degree-seeking, but certificate-seeking students, and must have a master’s degree. In addition, to receive the graduate certificate in district-level administration, applicants must have a valid teaching license and a valid building-level administration license.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate program:  Applicants must meet university requirements for admission to the Graduate School as non-degree-seeking, but certificate-seeking students, and must have a master’s degree.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator: To receive the graduate certificate in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator, students are required to have a valid teaching license and a master’s degree. The program of study includes the following 15-18 hours of Educational Leadership core courses. All courses are required, but do not have to be completed in any particular order. Candidates may present acceptable course work for transfer credit by presenting official transcripts from an NCATE accredited and approved educational leadership program of study, but only a maximum of six hours of transfer work may be used to fulfill the requirements of the certificate. Candidates will complete required course projects and activities related to the area of specialization.

Educational Leadership Courses
EDLE 5013School Organization and Administration3
EDLE 5043Leadership Ethics3
EDLE 5063Instructional Leadership, Planning, and Supervision3
EDLE 5083Analytical Decision-Making3
EDLE 5093Effective Leadership for School Improvement3
CIED 674VPhD Research Internship6
Special Education Courses (15 hours)
CIED 532V
SPED 5733Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations3
SPED 5783Professional and Family Partnerships3
SPED 5893Organization, Administration and Supervision of Special Education3
SPED 6433Legal Aspects of Special Education3
Curriculum and Instruction (15 hours)
CIED 5423Curriculum and Instruction: Models and Implementation3
CIED 5453Evaluation Techniques3
CIED 5613Contemporary Issues in Education3
CIED 6013Curriculum Theory, Development, and Evaluation3
CIED 674VPhD Research Internship1-6

Prerequisites at the master’s level may be required according to the candidate’s area of specialization. A faculty representative from the area of specialization will make this determination at the time of admission.