Cannon-Clary College of Education
The teaching profession conjures up different images for different people. One person may picture helping little children cut and paste or learn to count, while another may picture explaining complex physics problems to teenagers. Yet another may see themselves explaining major events in national history to middle schoolers. The truth is that teaching can span a variety of subjects and age ranges. The question is, what do you want to teach?
Teacher Prep Program
All students need to be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program before the end of their sophomore year. You must be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program before taking required professional education core classes. The Application Packet pdf contains all the required application forms as well as the requirements for admission. Learn more in the Loading... .
Early Childhood/Special Education Integrated (B-K)
Education Studies (Non-licensure)
Elementary Education, K-6
Middle Level Education English/Language Arts/Math Major 4-8
Middle Level Education English/Language Arts/Science Major 4-8
Middle Level Education English/Language Arts/Social Sciences Major 4-8
Middle Level Education Math/Science Major 4-8
Middle Level Education Science/Social Sciences Major 4-8
Middle Level Education Social Sciences/Math Major 4-8
Secondary Education (Licensure), K-12 and 7-12
Special Education, K-12
Field Experience Observation System
Here are the Harding University Field Experience Observation System (HUFEOS) forms for you to use in your field experiences. Whenever you are being observed by a cooperating teacher or university supervisor, you must submit the pre-observation interview form, the learning page, and the class summary three days before the observation. You may send them the completed forms as email attachments or print them and submit them in person.
To apply for licensure in the state of Arkansas candidates must complete an approved licensure program, appropriate state assessments and professional development, and a background check with child maltreatment registry checks. For more information about licensure in the state of Arkansas please see the Arkansas Department of Education website.
For a complete list of Praxis assessments required for licensure in Arkansas please see the Praxis/ETS website. For more information on the Pearson Foundations of Reading test please visit the Arkansas Foundations of Reading website.
Candidates enrolled in Elementary Education K-6 and Special Education K-12 programs must complete coursework and pass the Foundations of Reading test to be considered proficient in scientific reading instruction to obtain a license.
Candidates enrolled in all other licensure area programs must complete the coursework to be considered awareness level in scientific reading instruction to obtain a license.
In 2019, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education approved Harding University's pathways to meet this requirement. The pathways are aligned to the appropriate Foundations of Reading Competencies – Proficiency Level or Foundations of Reading Competencies – Awareness Level.
DESE – Approved Course/Modules lists approved courses/modules for all approved licensure programs in Arkansas.
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