The School of Education has two departments. The Department of Education has majors in Elementary (K-6) with an optional endorsement for 3 and 4-year old education; Middle School, and Secondary Education with other content majors which lead to licensure for teaching in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Drama/Speech, English, Math, Music Education (Vocal or Instrumental) and Social Studies. An interdisciplinary minor in Education and Public Policy provides expertise for future policy makers. The Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies prepares graduates in five tracks: Teaching, Fitness, Recreation, Pre-Professional Studies, as well as Recreation and Sports Ministry. Candidates can minor in Kinesiology, Recreation, Recreation Ministry, and a collaborative program with Business in Sport Management.
At Ouachita Baptist University we build a community that exhibits “love of God and love of learning.” We provide both challenge and support. Dedicated and experienced professors teach small classes. Early in each program, we provide opportunities to observe and participate in community projects and schools. We believe these experiences provide strategies for learning and growing that are beneficial for all. Interaction with individuals of diverse backgrounds provides our candidates opportunities to demonstrate care and competence in their areas of study. This is accomplished in a Christ-centered environment.
At OBU, students also develop friendships that will be foundational for entering a variety of career paths. Students/candidates find the importance of the spiritual component in life. They explore the integration of faith throughout the educational experience in both personal and professional relationships.
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Merribeth D. Bruning, Dean
Michael D. Huckabee School of Education
and Director of Teacher Education
McClellan Hall 301
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71998