Our Northwest Arkansas location — an extension of Harding University — is located off Interstate 49 in Rogers, Arkansas, within the Ozark mountains. This area includes four of the state’s largest cities and is home to three Fortune 500 companies. Harding University is committed to the development of Christian scholarship and ethics and the promotion of citizenship with a global perspective. Our programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to enter and succeed in your career, integrating faith-filled learning and living along the way.
College of Education Programs
Part of the Cannon-Clary College of Education, we offer specialized programs in degree completion (Bachelor of Arts in education) plus master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Our education programs are all recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education and our graduates who complete all requirements are eligible to receive a license from the state of Arkansas. This license will be recognized per reciprocal agreements with many of the other states. We have been accredited by CAEP in the past, and are now exploring AAQEP (Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation), another national accrediting agency.
- Degree Completion in Education: Complete a two-year program and earn a bachelor’s degree to teach Birth to Kindergarten/Special Education Integrated, K-6 Elementary Education, or 4-8 Middle Level Education after completing an associate’s degree and/or the required prerequisite coursework. Online classes, reduced tuition and financial aid are available.
- Graduate Studies in Education: Become a teacher and further your professional development and career opportunities through graduate programs in education. Depending on the program, courses are designed to coordinate the scheduling needs of professionals with online, on-ground or hybrid options.
- Mental Health & Wellness: Earn an advanced degree with professors who are invested in developing you as a caring and competent counselor. We offer master's and educational specialist degrees, school counseling and licensed professional counseling degrees as well as a certificate and additional licensure opportunities. Prepare to navigate today's challenges and provide hope.
College of Nursing Programs
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN): Part of Harding’s Carr College of Nursing, home of the No. 1 nursing program in Arkansas, our ABSN track blends online accelerated coursework and hands-on learning to put you on the path to success as a confident nurse. Harding ABSN students participate in nursing skills and simulation labs multiple days each week at our site in Rogers, Arkansas.
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