Elementary Education

Why be a Teacher?

Teaching is a rewarding occupation. As a professional educator, you will shape the future of our society. Teachers have the capacity to impact multiple generations. In order to make a positive impact, we at University of the Ozarks believe future educators should grapple with social issues and some big ideas in education:

  • How do we engage our students through literature, science, mathematics, and technology?
  • What does it mean to understand?
  • How can we use education theory to shape meaningful educational experiences?
  • How can we expand a student’s knowledge of cultures different from their own?

We believe that education is central to a democratic and socially-just society where all members value academic achievement, personal responsibility, social responsibility, and fairness.

Seminar is a chance for students to work together with faculty in a workshop setting to grow professionally.

Family Science Night at Lamar.

Dr. Allison Freed and a group of future educators prepared to work at Lamar elementary school.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

PROFESSOR CALDWELL HONORED BY ARKANSAS ARTS EDUCATORS

University of the Ozarks alumna and art and education adjunct professor Dr. Cathy Caldwell was … Continue Reading

ALLENS ESTABLISH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Chris and Martha Allen of Clarksville have established an endowed scholarship at University of the … Continue Reading

EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS TEACHER RETENTION

Three out of ten new classroom teachers in Arkansas are leaving the profession within five … Continue Reading

“What must teachers of the people know in order to provide the proper education of the people?  To put another way, what does it mean to be an educated person, who happens to be a teacher, in a democratic regime?”  

Roger Soder