Education

Education

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Program Duration

2 years (Four Semesters)

Program Type

Associate of Science

Median Arkansas Salary

$47,990 (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Teachers make a difference in the lives of children and can shape the minds of the next generation. Also, teachers are always in demand.


 

About The Program

This 60-credit degree prepares student for teaching elementary (K-6) and mid-level (4-8) grades in a school setting.


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Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Degree and Certificate Options

2-year Associate of Science in Education Academic Plan

Transfer or Stackable Options

Northark has agreements with Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas State University in Mountain Home and the University of Central Arkansas to offer students seamless options for transfer to junior/senior level courses required to ultimately obtain a bachelor’s degree in teaching. Since these institutions have variations in required courses, students should work closely with a Northark advisor in order to complete specific courses needed for a smooth transition to the junior level at any of these colleges.

Faculty Contact

JoAnn Walden
Education Instructor
(870) 391-3346
jwalden@northark.edu

Northark education student Savannah Ellis

"My desire to become a teacher started at a very young age. It is something that I've always wanted to pursue. In class, I am learning how to become a better educator for my future students. In the future, I hope to teach at a local school and prepare my students for their future."

- Savannah Ellis, education student

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.