Secondary Education

What to expect

Beginning with your first education course taken in your freshmen year and continuing through subsequent education courses, you’ll spend hours in a real classroom.

While many teacher education programs require a semester of student teaching, our students complete a year-long internship in the classroom, beginning in August and ending in May. The year-long internship helps ensure that our pre-service teachers acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective classroom teachers.

Our education program is challenging, but it’s worth the effort. Our graduates tell that story better than anyone. In a 2013 study of first-year teachers by the Arkansas Department of Education in regards to teacher preparation, Ozarks graduates ranked their education above the state average in almost every category, including content knowledge preparation, lesson planning, use of technology, instructional strategy and skills, communicating with families and overall quality of student-teaching experience.

Classes You’ll Take
Theories of Human Learning (EDU 1003)
Families and Diverse Societies (SPE 2013)
Principles of Teaching and Learning (EDU 3053)
Educational Technology (EDU 3411)
Internship 1 (EDU 4303)
Internship 2 (EDU 4311)
Cultural Perspectives (EDU 4971)
Methods course


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.