Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
216 Peabody Hall
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 in one of the three following fields: Education, Educational Leadership, or Special Education.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator: The Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator Graduate Certificate requires 15 graduate credit hours beyond an earned master's degree. To receive the graduate certificate in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator, candidates are required to have a valid teaching license. The program of study includes 15 credit hours in a specialization that has not been covered by the candidate's previously earned master's degree.
Students will select between one of the three specialization areas listed below. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an adviser to review their course history and determine the option that will help them meet licensure requirements. The successful completion of the Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator Certificate will lead to a specialization endorsement in either Special Education Administration or Curriculum and Instruction Administration to be added to the candidate's existing professional educator's license.
|Curriculum and Instruction Specialization (15 hours)|
|CIED 5363||Teaching in K-12 Online and Blended Classrooms||3|
|CIED 5423||Curriculum and Instruction: Models and Implementation||3|
|CIED 5983||Practicum in Curriculum & Instruction||3|
|CIED 6013||Curriculum Theory, Development, and Evaluation||3|
|CIED 6053||Curriculum and Instruction: Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation||3|
|Special Education Specialization (15 hours)|
|SPED 532V||Practicum in Special Education||3|
|SPED 5733||Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations||3|
|SPED 5783||Professional and Family Partnerships||3|
|SPED 5893||Organization, Administration and Supervision of Special Education||3|
|SPED 6433||Legal Aspects of Special Education||3|
|Educational Leadership Specialization (15 hours)|
|EDLE 5013||School Organization and Administration||3|
|EDLE 5043||Leadership Ethics||3|
|EDLE 5063||Instructional Leadership, Planning, and Supervision||3|
|EDLE 5083||Analytical Decision-Making||3|
|EDLE 5093||Effective Leadership for School Improvement||3|