Education: B.A. & B.M.E.
Maybe you want to open up the world for a child through a science experiment or a story, or perhaps you enjoy discovering a teenager’s hidden potential, seeing it develop into strength of character. From the classroom to the resource room to the field or stage, whichever role you choose in the educational process can have long-lasting impact on students, their families and their future, and we want to see you make that difference.
Instructional Technology Specialist
Practicum in Education and Classroom Management
Teaching Students from Multilingual and Diverse Backgrounds
Child and Adolescent Development
Art, Drama, Movement, and Music
Learning Theories and Assessment Practices
Student Teaching (Internship)
Ouachita’s teacher education program has a variety of degree pathways to suit your career goals and prepare you for state licensure. B.A. degrees are available in education (K-12), elementary education (K-6), middle school education (4-8) and secondary education (7-1), with subject matter specializations according to your interests. A Bachelor of Music Education degree (K-12) also is available. Additional offerings are a minor in education studies and endorsements in the following specialties: coaching, English as a second language, special education and early childhood education.
Learn more about the School of Education.
Degree Options / Licensure:
choose your path
It takes a lot of energy to change states of matter. Middle school students have it in spades, as they are transitioning through a lot of social and emotional development. This degree will qualify you to teach 4th-8th grade students and lead them through this important time, and you will also get to specialize in any two of the following content areas:
- English & Language Arts
- Social Studies
Help teenage students find their interests and passions by developing your own. You will develop skills in teaching while diving into a particular subject area with this degree, which is a double major in education and one of the following concentrations:
- Life/Earth Sciences (Biology Major)
- Physical/Earth Sciences (Chemistry Major)
- Social Studies (History Major)
- Theatre Arts
Inspire students from a variety of developmental levels by teaching them skills and expounding on their gifts in a particular field. This degree is a double major in education and one of the following content areas:
- Music (Choral or Instrumental - B.M.E.)
- Speech Communication & Theatre Arts
Additional coursework in the areas below result in a special notation on your teaching
license. Two endorsements are available to complete fully online*, a great option
for teachers looking to add credentials to their existing license, and all are available
to current Ouachita students of any major with approval of the dean of the School
There are three possible ways to earn a Ouachita coaching endorsement:
- If you are a kinesiology major, the teaching emphasis already includes a coaching endorsement.
- If you already hold a secondary teaching license in any field, then you can complete Ouachita’s minor in coaching courses and pass the Praxis Test.
- If you hold a current teaching license in any field (such as elementary education), you can become credentialed through the AAA-NFHS Coaches Education Program.
Ouachita’s coaching courses currently are offered on campus only.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)*
Add an ESL endorsement to your teaching license by taking four required classes and after passing the ESOL Endorsement Praxis Test.
All of Ouachita’s ESL endorsement courses are available online, making it a convenient
option for graduates already licensed who wish to earn this credential.
SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED)*
This endorsement is for teaching Special Education Resource in the content area in which you are certified. For example, if you are an elementary education major, you must pass the four required classes as well as the Praxis test to be certified to teach SPED Resource for elementary. If you are a secondary math major, the same requirements apply for you to be eligible to teach SPED Resource in secondary math.
All of Ouachita’s special education endorsement courses are available online.
EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-K)
This endorsement allows elementary education majors to add PreK (3 & 4-year-old) teaching to their K-6 degree license. You must pass four required classes and a Praxis test to be certified.
Currently offered on-campus only.
In their words
hear from a faculty member & student
"I had many amazing and unique experiences while studying at the Huckabee School of Education that have continuously benefited me in my career so far. The hands-on learning experiences laid an incredible foundation for my success, from observing classmates and local teachers to teaching small groups in real classrooms during my practicum and student teaching. Ouachita’s strong relationships with local schools play a vital role in preparing future educators for long and successful careers."
2013 graduate and elementary campus math specialist
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The Huckabee School of Education is dedicated to the growth of future servant leaders in professions that maximize the potential of individuals and society through Christ-centered programs that lead to the maturing of the mind and body, linking love of God and love of learning.
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