Online Graduate Certificate in Arkansas Curriculum / Program Administrator


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100%

Online

30

Credit Hours


Valid Teaching License Required


Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Estimated Cost

Tuition / credit hour $430.69
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Tuition & Fees Information  

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid

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Take your educational administration skills to the next level. This program is designed for teachers who have a master’s degree and seek additional licensure to work as an Arkansas curriculum or program administrator.

Select one of two graduate certificate specialization areas: Curriculum and Instruction Specialization and Special Education Specialization. Successful students can apply to the Arkansas Department of Education for a licensure endorsement.

To qualify for this program, you must have a valid teaching license and a master’s degree in one of the three following fields: Education, Educational Leadership, or Special Education.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to review their course history and to ensure the 15 credit hours in a specialization for the graduate certificate have not been covered by the candidate's previously earned master's degree.

 

Specialization Areas   15 hours each

  • Curriculum and Instruction Specialization
    These courses are required for students who are seeking a Curriculum Administrator Certificate and already have a Master's in Educational Leadership.
    • CIED 5363 - Methods and Assessment in K-12 Online Teaching
    • CIED 5423 - Curriculum and Instruction: Models and Implementation
    • CIED 6013 - Curriculum Theory, Development, and Evaluation
    • CIED 6053 - Curriculum and Instruction: Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation
    • CIED 5983 - Practicum in Curriculum & Instruction

 

  • Special Education Specialization
    These courses are required for students who are seeking a Special Education Administrator Certificate and already have a Master's in Educational Leadership.
    • SPED 5733 - Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations
    • SPED 5783 - Professional and Family Partnerships
    • SPED 5893 - Organization, Administration and Supervision of Special Education
    • SPED 6433 - Legal Aspects of Special Education
    • SPED 532V - Practicum in Special Education

 

  • Educational Leadership Core Courses
    These courses are required for students who are seeking either the Curriculum Administrator Certificate or Special Education Administrator Certificate and already have a Master's in either Education or Special Education.
    • EDLE 5013 School Organization and Administration
    • EDLE 5043 Leadership Ethics
    • EDLE 5063 Instructional Leadership, Planning, and Supervision
    • EDLE 5083 Analytical Decision-Making
    • EDLE 5093 Effective Leadership for School Improvement

 

Network Across the State

The Educational Leadership program at the U of A is more than just a collection of courses. The program is:

  • An extensive network of K-16 partners throughout the state
  • A distinguished list of alumni in key leadership positions throughout the country
  • A faculty committed to providing a highly rigorous and relevant classroom experience
  • Researchers that bridge theory and practice to respond to the needs of policymakers and practitioners in the field
  • Students who are passionate about transforming schools and improving the lives of children

 

Admission

Admission to the program is a two-step process.

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School.
  2. Please contact:

    Ed Bengtson
    Program Coordinator
    egbengts@uark.edu
    479-575-5092
    - or -
    Emma Hammons
    Administrative Specialist
    elhammon@uark.edu
    479-575-4209

 

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