Cannon-Clary College of Education

Programs of Study and Additional Licensure Programs

In addition to our variety of graduate degrees, we also offer several endorsements, programs of study, and additional licensure programs. Whether you're looking to specialize in a certain content area or add an additional license, we have several programs offered in a variety of formats to suit your educational needs.

Building Level (Principal's) Licensure

Curriculum Program Administrator: Curriculum

Curriculum Program Administrator: Special Education

District Level (Superintendent's) Licensure

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

Instructional Facilitator Endorsement

Special Education Licensure

Building Level (Principal's) Licensure

Our Master of Education in Educational Leadership rigorously prepares you to become a highly qualified building level administrator. If you already have a Master's degree, a program of study can be specifically designed for you by the Director of Educational Leadership. Completion of either the degree or the program of study, along with the successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and 4 years of teaching experience, will qualify you for standard building level licensure as a P-12 administrator.

What is the delivery method?

The Building Level program of study is offered in a hybrid format.

How many hours are required?

Course load is variable as programs of study are designed on a case by case basis.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the Building Level Licensure Program of Study please contact:

Dr. David Bangs, Director of Educational Leadership
dbangs@harding.edu

Susan Hawkins, Assistant to Director of Educational Leadership
sjhawkins@harding.edu

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Curriculum Program Administrator: Curriculum

Our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction prepares you to become a highly qualified Curriculum Program Administrator (CPA) in Curriculum. If you already have a Master's degree, a program of study can be specifically designed for you. Completion of either the degree or the program of study, along with the successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and 4 years of teaching experience, will qualify you for standard Curriculum Program Administrator licensure at the P-12 level.

What is the delivery method?

The CPA: Curriculum program of study is offered in a hybrid format.

How many hours are required?

The CPA: Curriculum program of study involves 19 hours. These hours are highlighted on the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction curriculum plan.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the CPA: Curriculum Program of Study please contact:

Dr. David Bangs, Director of Educational Leadership
dbangs@harding.edu

Susan Hawkins, Assistant to Director of Educational Leadership
sjhawkins@harding.edu

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Curriculum Program Administrator: Special Education

Our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction prepares you to become a highly qualified Curriculum Program Administrator (CPA) in Special Education. If you already have a Master's degree, a program of study can be specifically designed for you. Completion of either the degree or the program of study, along with the successful completion of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and 4 years of teaching experience, will qualify you for standard Curriculum Program Administrator licensure at the P-12 level.

What is the delivery method?

The CPA: Special Education program of study is offered in a hybrid format.

How many hours are required?

The CPA: Special Education program of study involves 19 hours. These hours are highlighted on the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction curriculum plan.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the CPA: Special Education Program of Study please contact:

Dr. David Bangs, Director of Educational Leadership
dbangs@harding.edu

Susan Hawkins, Assistant to Director of Educational Leadership
sjhawkins@harding.edu

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District Level (Superintendent's) Licensure

Our Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership degree provides you with the competencies necessary for school district leadership. If you are not interested in obtaining an Ed.S. degree, a state approved program of study for obtaining district level licensure is also available. If you already have your standard building level licensure, completion of either the Ed.S. degree or this program of study, along with the successful completion of the School Superintendent Assessment, will grant you district level administrative licensure.

What is the delivery method?

The District Level program of study is offered in a hybrid format.

How many hours are required?

The District Level program of study involves 24 hours. These hours are outlined in the District Level Licensure Program of Study curriculum plan.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the District Level Licensure Program of Study please contact:

Dr. David Bangs, Director of Educational Leadership
dbangs@harding.edu

Susan Hawkins, Assistant to Director of Educational Leadership
sjhawkins@harding.edu

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Gifted and Talented Endorsement

If you are looking for an endorsement that you can complete fully online in one calendar year, the Gifted and Talented Licensure Endorsement Program is designed for you. This state-approved program is designed for the working professional and meets current Arkansas state guidelines leading to Gifted & Talented licensure endorsement.  

What is the delivery method?

The GT Endorsement is offered fully online.

How many hours are required?

The GT Endorsement involves 18 hours. These hours are outlined in the GT curriculum plan.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the GT Endorsement please contact:

Dr. Lynette Busceme, Assistant Professor
lbusceme@harding.edu

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Instructional Facilitator Endorsement

If you want to deal with curriculum at the building level (rather than at the district level like the Curriculum Program Administrator in Curriculum or Special Education), the Instructional Facilitator Endorsement is for you!

What is the delivery method?

The IF Endorsement is offered in a hybrid format.

How many hours are required?

The IF Endorsement involves 17 hours. These hours are outlined in the Instructional Facilitator curriculum plan.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the IF Endorsement please contact:

Dr. David Bangs, Director of Educational Leadership
dbangs@harding.edu

Susan Hawkins, Assistant to Director of Educational Leadership
sjhawkins@harding.edu

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Special Education Licensure

If you have been hired in a Special Ed position but do not have Special Ed licensure yet, the Special Education Additional Licensure Program (ALP) is for you! The courses, which can also be applied to a Master of Education in Special Education, provide you with either Birth-4th licensure or Birth-12th licensure, depending on the number of hours you take.

What is the delivery method?

The majority of the courses in the Special Education ALP are offered fully online.

How many hours are required?

The Special Education ALP involves 18 hours for Birth-4th Licensure or 22 hours for Birth-12th Licensure.

How do I apply?

You will need to fill out this Application Form.

Who do I contact for more info?

For more information about the SPED ALP, please contact:

Dr. Carol Douglass, Director of Special Education
cdouglass@harding.edu

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For additional information about any of these programs, you may want to consult the Catalog (Select 2013-2014 Graduate & Professional Catalog from drop-down menu)

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