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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)

College: College of Education & Behavioral Science | School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Department: School of Teacher Education and Leadership

The Elementary Education BSE program provides a strong foundation for individuals who plan to work with  children  in various settings serving Kindergarten through sixth grade . Students experience multiple field experiences to ensure a strong foundation of applied skills as well as knowledge of child development, best practices, and content.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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  • Admission Process

    Students seeking to obtain degrees in teaching must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program. Admission into the Teacher Education Program normally needs to take place prior to the end of the sophomore year. This process involves meeting all requirements of admission and satisfactory completion of the admissions process.


    The Professional Education Programs Office and the Teacher Education Handbook provide the information and forms required for Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

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    Admission is the Checkpoint 1 for Teacher Education programs.  Checkpoint 1 includes eligibility requirements and the Application for Admission.

    Checkpoint 1 >>

    Application for Admission to Teacher Education >>


    Review the Department of Teacher Education Professional Behavior Plan

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    • Schedule a time to meet with your advisor and have him/her check over your Application for Admission packet and fill in his/her portion of the Application for Admission Screening Checklist.
    • Turn in your completed and signed Application for Admission packet (packet should include the application page, a completed career awareness assessment, current transcripts, and philosophy of education). Packets should be turned into the Screening Coordinator as designated on the campus you will be attending no later than 5 working days prior to your appointment date.
    • You will receive a reminder about day/time/location of the interview prior to the date IF your packet has been received by the Coordinator AND you provide a working email address.
    • Appear before the Department Screening Committee at your scheduled location, date and time for your screening interview.
    • If you are from campus other than ASU - Jonesboro, you must go through admissions into ASU - Jonesboro, prior to being allowed to register for Teacher Education classes after successful admission into the Teacher Education Program. For those students entering into ASU-J and entering into the Teacher Education program at the same time, recognize you will need TWO sets of official transcripts – one for the ASU-J Registrar for your admission to the University and one for your admission to Teacher Education packet.

    You will receive a formal letter of acceptance into the Teacher Education Program from the Professional Education Programs Director after your application has been processed and verified.

    Official admittance to the teacher education program does not carry a guarantee of continuance in the program. In addition to the retention checkpoints (see the current Teacher Education Handbook), you must maintain academic proficiency, moral responsibility, emotional stability, and satisfactory professional growth (see Professional Behavior Plan) to continue in the program.

  • Screening Dates and Location


    Please contact the individual listed below for information regarding admission dates for the appropriate campus.

    The Application for Admission form must be completed and reviewed by your advisor prior to screening. Your completed application packet must be turned into the Screening Coordinator five working days prior to the screening date.

    Contact information is below.

    Contact Information

    Mountain Home - Ms. Toni Ponder

    (Includes Ozarka and NorthArk)

    Mailing Address:
    Arkansas State University Mtn Home
    1600 South College Street
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    Email: tponder@asumh.edu

    Arkansas State University Mtn Home
    101 Health and Science Building
    Telephone: 870-508-6170
    Fax: 870-508-6289

    Beebe - Dr. Tonja Fillippino

    Mailing Address:
    Arkansas State University Beebe
    PO Box 1000
    Beebe, AR 72012
    Email: tfillippino@astate.edu

    Arkansas State University Beebe
    131 University Center
    Telephone: 501-882-4446
    Fax: 501-882-4403

    Mid-South - Ms. Anna Kausler

    Mailing Address:
    Arkansas State University Mid-South
    2000 West Broadway
    West Memphis, AR 72301

    Arkansas State University Mid-South
    Telephone: 870-733-6858

    All Other Campuses - Lindsey Stoner

    Mailing Address:

    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 2350
    State University, AR 72467
    Email: lstoner@astate.edu 


    Arkansas State University
    Education Building # 338
    Telephone: 870-972-3059
    Fax: 870-972-3344

  • Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement

    The Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education allows for teachers holding a license for grades K-6 to obtain an Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement for teaching ages 3 and 4. Students currently enrolled in the K – 6 undergraduate BSE in Elementary Education, or the MAT in Elementary Education, may complete the requirements while simultaneously completing these BSE or MAT degrees.  The three-and-four-year-old endorsement consisting of 4 courses and a PRAXIS will be added to the K - 6 teaching license. The Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement may be obtained at the undergraduate or graduate level. To view the courses and requirements, click on the Bulletin page link above, select either Undergraduate or Graduate Bulletin, and search for ‘Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement’ for details. All courses are offered online. 

    Interested parties should contact the Department of Teacher Education for more information.