The Division of Education’s goal is to graduate professionals prepared to model critical and creative thinking to improve the quality of life for students, their families, and the community. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing outstanding educators who will become community leaders and model appreciation for diversity in the classroom.
Teacher Education Programs
The Division of Education offers Teacher Education licensure programs in Elementary Education (ELED, grades K-6), Middle Level Education (MCEA, grades 4-8); Vocational Education/Business Technology (VOBT, grades 7-12); and a non-licensure program in Physical Education (PHED). Each program is built upon a sound liberal arts foundation and an appropriate content area foundation. Each program is also designed to enable candidates to acquire knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are crucial to effective teaching.
Division of Education
BS in Elementary Education K-6
BA in Physical Education
BS in Vocational Education/BusinessTechnology
All education majors interested in pursuing a Teacher Education Degree leading to licensure must meet Philander Smith College's graduation and Arkansas Licensure requirements.
OUR GRADUATES: Graduate studies programs; employment as teachers and principals in elementary and secondary education; local and state education officers; superintendents; college professors; advocates for education; and consultants.
Interim Division Chair: Dr. Charity O. Smith
Location: Titus Academic Center, Suite C
Teacher Education Assistant
Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence
Better teaching yields better learning. The Arkansas Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence at Philander Smith College proposes to improve outcomes for all students by offering a comprehensive strategy to enhance K-12 teacher and principal quality in Central Arkansas and the Delta.