Cannon-Clary College of Education

Degree Completion

Reduced tuition costs available!

Complete your undergraduate degree in education (Birth to Kindergarten Special Education Integrated, K-6 Elementary, or 4-8 Middle Level) through Harding University’s College of Education from anywhere in the state of Arkansas with our online program. In order to cater to all lifestyles and career placements, classes are set up in 8-week cycles with some synchronous classes offered in the evenings. Upon admission and through our seamless transfer process, we create individualized degree plans for each student. Financial aid is also available.

These programs provide an intensive and accelerated study allowing for completion of a degree in a shorter time period than a traditional track. Students who have completed an associate degree can enroll in the 2+2 program. Students who have not completed an associate degree must complete all required coursework and a minimum of 60 hours of college credit to enroll. 

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. 

  • "It’s possible. I can do it. It’s not unattainable."

    Kelbie Osburn,
    4-8 Middle Level English Language Arts and Social Science Education

    Meet Kelbie
  • Elizabeth never intended to become a teacher, but her growth as a reader influenced her to want to help kids in the same way.

    Elizabeth Recinos,
    K-6 Elementary Education

    Meet Elizabeth
  • Though Noah’s original education plan changed, he said he soon found that Harding was the place where he wanted to finish his degree.

    Noah Stubbs,
    K-6 Elementary Education

    Meet Noah


Program Brochure

Requirements for Admission to Harding University

  • Application - Choose YES on the question that states: "Are you applying for the College of Education Online Degree Completion Program to work towards a teaching license?"
  • Character Reference Form
  • Copy of Immunization Records
  • Official Transcripts showing all college coursework
  • $50 Application Fee

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Preparation Program

Curriculum Plans

No matter what school you are coming from or transferring credits from, you can complete your degree at Harding! For students coming from the following schools, your curriculum plans are already set. Explore them below:

Harding Curriculum Plans (For candidates not attending one of our partner schools.)
Arkansas State University Beebe 
Black River Technical College 
Northwest Arkansas Community College
Univeristy of Arkansas Pulaski Tech 

Ed and Jean Mathews Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Contact Us

College of Education


Mailing address:
Harding University
College of Education
HU 12254
Searcy, AR 72149-5615