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


Internship has Johnson ready for career in education

University of the Ozarks senior education major Maggie Johnson didn’t have to look far to find her professional role model.

Kappa Delta Pi inducts new members

The University of the Ozarks chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society for teacher education, inducted several new members during a special ceremony in the Pat Walker Teacher Education Program on Thursday, April 27.

Teacher education students attend dyslexia conference

Several students in the University of the Ozarks' teacher education program recently gained valuable experience by taking part in professional education conference on dyslexia.