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Education

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ASU-Beebe is dedicated to providing exemplary classes with a sound liberal arts education using core curriculum and courses to prepare students for employment in the field of teaching and education. Students can obtain an Associate of Science in Education K-6 and Mid-Level (4-8). Students can also choose to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education (concentrating on Birth to 5 years) 

ASU-Beebe is dedicated to providing comprehensive classes to prepare students for teaching both K-6th (elementary) and 4th-8th Grade (mid-level). We work closely with our partnered universities to design a degree to meet specific entrance requirements. Please see Section 11 for up-to-date information about the new certificate programs and the Arkansas Teacher Residency Models. 

Related Careers

A degree in education provides a broad range of options.  Here are a few other options with a degree in Education.

  • Daycare Instructor
  • Kindergarten Instructor
  • Elementary Instructor
  • Mid-Level Instructor
  • High School Instructor
  • Special Education Instructor

For more information on careers please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Degrees & Certificates

ASU-Beebe currently does not offer a Bachelor's degree in Education. However, you may focus on Education in the following certificates and degrees:

Individuals can choose to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Technical Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Education at ASU-Beebe! The AAS degree prepares students to teach, administrate or establish a child care center.  It prepares teachers to extend the child’s learning and to promote high-level thinking and reasoning and offers them insight to various job opportunities, such as:  instructor, director, owner, or manager of child care facilities.

 The certificate programs give students practical application exposure for those interested in specific careers, such as teaching assistants and childcare workers.  Students study state and federal laws relating to childcare and education, and the laws and accommodations for special needs children.

Certificate of Proficiency - Early Childhood Education

Technical Certificate - Early Childhood Education

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

 

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ASU-Beebe is dedicated to providing comprehensive classes to prepare students for teaching grades Kindergarten through sixth grade!  We work closely with our partnered universities to design a degree to meet specific entrance requirements.  Baccalaureate programs in Education K-6th and Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction are available on the Beebe campus through A-State. 

 ASUB is also proudly partnered with University of Central Arkansas to offer a 2+2 Degree Plan!  Students interested in a BSE in Elementary Education K-6th can obtain an Associate of Science in Education at ASUB and then transfer to UCA to complete their degree.

 The Education Department also has the Future Educator’s Club, composed of students interested in a career in teaching.  Its purpose is to provide information and encouragement to those preparing for the teaching profession.

ASE Degree*

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Middle Level Education is for those who have an interest in teaching and impacting young adolescents during the transitional years of grades four through eight.  ASU-Beebe offers a broad background of courses to prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution after completion of your ASE degree. Students interested in Middle Level Education select two areas of concentration from the following: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Advisors are assigned based on the selected areas of interest.

Baccalaureate programs in Middle-Level and Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction are available on the Beebe campus through A-State.

 ASU-Beebe is also proudly partnered with University of Central Arkansas to offer a 2+2 Degree Plan!  Students interested in a degree in Middle Level Education can obtain an Associate of Science in Education at ASUB and then transfer to UCA to complete their degree.

 Remember to check out the Future Educator’s Club, composed of students interested in a career in teaching.  Its purpose is to provide information and encouragement to those preparing for the teaching profession.

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ASU Beebe is now offering a Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching (9 Credit Hours):

EDU 2013 Educational Technology

EDU 2023 Introduction to Teaching

Plus (Choose ONE)

EDU 1103 Child Growth

MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy

MATH 1023 College Algebra

For more information on becoming a Certified Teaching Assistant (CTA) in the state of Arkansas, follow the link:

Certified Teaching Assistant

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ASU Beebe is now offering a Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching (9 Credit Hours):

ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION (9 HOURS)

ENG 1003 - Freshman English I

ENG 1013 - Freshman English II

SPCH 1203 - Oral Communications

MATH (3 HOURS)

MATH 1043 - Quantitative Literacy

MATH 1023 - College Algebra

LAB SCIENCES (4 HOURS)

BIO 1004 - Biology for General Education

EDUCATION CORE (4 HOURS)

EDU 2013 - Educational Technology

EDU 2023 - Introduction to Teaching

EDU 1103 - Child Growth

MATH 2113 - Math for Teachers I

MATH 2123 - Math for Teachers II

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Quick Links

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Future Educators Club

The Future Educators Club is composed of students interested in a career in teaching. 

The purpose of the organization is to provide information and offer encouragement to those students who are preparing for the teaching profession.  For more information contact Penny Cook at plcook@asub.edu or 501-882-8886.

 

Transfer Options

The following universities offer transfer paths for this area of study in partnership with ASU-Beebe:

 

Costs 

For general college expenses, students can view ASUB's tuition and fees schedule. 

For more information, please contact the financial aid office.

 

Course Descriptions

EDU 1103 - Child Growth and Development: This course is the study of environmental and hereditary effects on the cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and sociolinguistic development of typically and atypically developing elementary grade children of diverse cultural backgrounds within and outside of the United States. The students will study major theories of development and learning. Practical application of theory is provided through a variety of hands-on experiences and observations. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

 
EDU 2013 - Educational Technology: This course is an introduction to the use of technology for the classroom teacher.  The students will study the current trends, standards, and theories associated with technology (with emphasize on the current ISTE standards). This course uses technology as a tool for instruction, assessment, global citizenship, and information-gathering.  It provides opportunities for the teacher candidate to use a variety of technology tools. The following competencies will be developed throughout this course: 

  • Utilizing the computer as a tool for teachers and students.  
  • Examining the evolving relationship between students, society, and technology.
  • Using the Internet as an instructional resource, a communications and research tool, and a medium for organizing and displaying professional and academic work.
  • Comparing, assessing, and applying (for academic use) specific apps and programs including Microsoft Office, Google Suite (including Google Classroom), Canva, and Picktochart.
  • Constructing lessons, presentations, documents, and other work while applying universal design principles. 

(Fall, Spring, Summer)


ECH 2203 - Exceptional Children: Students will become familiar with the laws pertaining to disabled children and special accommodations that education facilities are required to make according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Students will also learn how to tailor classroom curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student. Students will become familiar with the signs and symptoms of a variety of physical, mental and learning disabilities; their prognosis, treatment, educational implications, and expected outcomes.  Students will also compare and contrast the pros and cons of special needs children within the regular classroom. Educators are responsible for identifying abnormalities or developmental delays in children and for notifying appropriate agencies for intervention.  Early detection and treatment increase program success. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

 

EDU 2023 - Introduction to Teaching: This course is an introduction to education-related fields of study.  Emphasis will be on the school environment; education and society; landmark changes in education throughout history; ethics and law in regards to public school; current trends and issues effecting students.  This course provides opportunity for first-hand observation of a K-12 classroom during the course. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

 

Getting Started

To start your journey as a new teacher candidate, follow the steps below:

 

Get In Touch

 

Amber Bramlett

M. Amber Bramlett

Assistant Professor of Education

Penny Cook

Penny Cook

Instructor of Education

Emily Harris

Emily Harris

Instructor of Education

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