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The Associate of Science in Education is a transfer degree for the student who plans to obtain an Elementary (K-6) or Mid-level (4-8) teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University or Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Northark has agreements with these two colleges to offer students seamless options for transfer to Jr/Sr level courses required to ultimately obtain a Bachelor's degree in teaching. Since ATU and ASUMH have variations in required courses for these degree options, students should work closely with a Northark advisor in order to complete specific courses needed for a smooth transition to the Jr level at either college.

Students interested in obtaining more information about these degree programs should contact Program Advisor JoAnn Walden to receive a degree plan checklist of required courses. Contact Walden at or 870-391-3346.


Courses and RequirementsAssociate of Science in Education (Elementary Education K-6) Academic Plan

Associate of Science Education (Middle Level Education) Academic Plan


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and reflect upon various attributes of an effective teacher, including, but not limited to, establishing a positive classroom environment, strategies for classroom management, maintaining student/teacher rapport, curriculum requirements, and lesson plans.
  • Students will be able to successfully use various forms of technology to assist them in the completion of activities and lesson plans for use with future students.