Early Childhood Education


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has announced its intention to transition state teacher licensure from early childhood education (P-4) to elementary education (K-6). That modification will necessitate a change to the curriculum of our current Education Degree Completion (EDC) program. Because we want to create a student-centered program that maximizes alignment with the new K-6 standards for licensure, JBU will not offer any new cohorts in the EDC program for the 2013-14 school year.

The program will continue in its current format for existing EDC students. Current students who wish to expand their licensure to include grades 5-6 will be assisted in that endeavor.

There is still a path to teacher licensure through JBU. Starting this fall, the Degree Completion Program will offer a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts online which can be joined with JBU’s Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) program to earn the credentials necessary to seek Arkansas teacher licensure.