Division of

Teacher Education

Undergraduate Program

The Division of Teacher Education (DTE) offers the CRC students opportunities to serve the
community as highly qualified and morally sound educators. We envision our graduates will possess the fundamentals of constructivist teaching as well as a commitment to spirituality, integrity, service to others, and excellence in all their endeavors. 

The Division of Teacher Education offers the following degrees:

1. A Bachelor’s of Science in Education (BSE) in Elementary Education (K-6th grade) and 

2. A Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) in Physical Education (K-12th grade)

To further describe our vision, the DTE will strive to prepare
professionals who are: 

● Dedicated to moral and spiritual principles as modeled by our Savior, Jesus Christ 
● Committed to personal integrity and putting the students’ needs first. 
● Competent in their chosen academic areas, 
● Able to integrate subject-matter content with pedagogy appropriate to their field of study,
● Culturally responsive and responsible, knowledgeable, and appreciative of the diversity among
learners, 
● Committed to self-assessment and reflection, 
● Partners, educational advocates, and leaders at the school level and in the wider community, and
● Users of technology that enhance teaching and learning.

The College’s program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and is approved by the Higher Learning Commission.

Students not enrolled as an Education major can choose to pursue a minor in Education. Students enrolled in the Education major can choose to pursue any of the three other minors CRC offers, including:

1. Christian Leadership and Management

2. Biblical Studies

3. Business Administration

Chat with an advisor to determine which minor is right for you. 

CRC gave me numerous opportunities in the classroom that molded me into the teacher that I am today. Along my journey I learned so much about not only education, but my students have helped me find my true self as well. My opportunities at CRC helped me find my passion: kindergarten. I have never been so prepared and confident to start my teaching career this upcoming school year. I am so thankful for those who have guided me and supported me through it all.
Madyson Scott
(B.S.E. Elementary Education K-6 '21)

DIVISIONAL LINKS

ACCREDITATION

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR A DEGREE IN

Elementary or Physical Education

How Do I Earn a B.S. in Education-Elementary Education?

For a Bachelor of Science degree in Education-Elementary Education (K-6th Grade) students must:

– Earn a minimum of 127 Academic Credits

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (46 hours)

– Fulfill all Education Core requirements (81 hours) 

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

Each of the following (3 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 281   The Christian Educator (1 hour)

Three of the following (3 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (15 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (12 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

ECN 213   Macroeconomics (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Each of the following (6 hours)

HST 313   History of Arkansas (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

MTH 123/133   College Algebra or Math for Liberal Arts (3 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

Teacher Education-Elementary Education-Core (81 hours)

*Courses marked with an asterisk cannot be taken until the student has been formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program (successfully completed TESA 1, 2, and 3)

ELM 223   Foundations of Elementary Education (3 hours)

ELM 323*   Children’s Literature (3 hours)

ELM333*   Emergent Literacy (3 hours)

ELM 343*   Curriculum Development in Elem. Educ. (3 hours)

ELM 353*   Creative Arts Instruction (3 hours)

ELM 363*   Methods of Elementary Science Instruction (3 hours)

ELM 373*   Lang. Arts in the Elementary Grades (3 hours)

ELM 413*   Materials, Meth. & Tech. in the Content Areas (3 hours)

ELM 423*   Classroom Organization, Mgmt. & Assess. (3 hours)

ELM 433*   Social Studies Instr. Methods & Strategies (3 hours)

HPE 273   PE & Health Educ. for Elementary Children (3 hours)

MTH 223    Math for Teachers I (3 hours)

MTH 233    Math for Teachers II (3 hours)

RDG 413*    Foundations of Reading Instruction (3 hours)

ELM 393*    Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3 hours)

SPE 313    Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 hours)

EFD 213    Introduction to Teaching (FE I) {30 hrs} (3 hours)

EFD 223   Teaching & Technology (3 hours)

EFD 233    Child and Youth Development (3 hours)

EFD 313*   Foundations of the Learning-Teaching Process (FE II) {45} (3 hours)

EFD 413*   The Study of Current School Issues (FE III) {45} (3 hours)

EFD 423*   Effective Teaching Strategies (3 hours)

EFD 433*   Assessing Student Progress (3 hours)

ELM 466*   Teaching Internship (K-2nd grade) (6 hours)

ELM 476*   Teaching Internship (3-6th grade) (6 hours)

How Do I Earn a B.S. in Education-Physical Education?

For a Bachelor of Science degree in Education-Elementary Education (K-6th Grade) students must:

– Earn a minimum of 127 Academic Credits

– Fulfill all General Education requirements (46 hours)

– Fulfill all Education Core requirements (81 hours) 

– Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all coursework

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

Each of the following (3 hours)

BIB 111   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 121   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 281   The Christian Educator (1 hour)

Three of the following (3 hours)

BIB 211   Life and Teaching s of Christ (1 hour)

BIB 221   Acts of the Apostles (1 hour)

BIB 231   Church History (1 hour)

BIB 261   Marriage and the Home (1 hour)

Humanities and Fine Arts (15 hours)

ENG 113   Freshman Composition I (3 hours)

ENG 123   Freshman Composition II (3 hours)

ENG 213 or ENG 223   Masterpieces of World Literature I or II (3 hours)

CMM 133   Introduction to Human Communication (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

ART 113   Art Appreciation (3 hours)

MUS 213   Music Appreciation (3 hours)

DRM 213   Introduction to Theatre (3 hours)

Social Science and Human Behavior (12 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

HST 113   U.S. to 1876 (3 hours)

HST 123   U.S. Since 1876 (3 hours)

PSC 113   American National Government (3 hours)

One of the following (3 hours):

GEO 243   Introduction to Geography (3 hours)

HST 213   Western Civilization to 1500 (3 hours)

HST 223   Western Civilization since 1500 (3 hours)

SOC 123   Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Each of the following (6 hours)

HST 313   History of Arkansas (3 hours)

PSY 123   Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours)

PHY111/113   Physical Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

BIO 121/123   Biological Science Lecture with Lab (4 hours)

MTH 123   College Algebra  (3 hours)

Health, Physical Education, and Wellness (2 hours)

HPE 112   Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 hours)

Teacher Education-Physical Education- Core (81 hours)

*Courses marked with an asterisk cannot be taken until the student has been formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program (successfully completed TESA 1, 2, and 3)

BIO 234   Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab (4 hours)

BIO 244   Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab (4 hours)

HPE 243   Foundations of Physical Education (3 hours)

HPE 273   PE & Health Educ. for Elementary Children (3 hours)

HPE 313*   Adaptive Physical Education (3 hours)

HPE 323*   Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 hours)

PSY 313* or HPE 343*   Educational Psychology or Sports Psychology (3 hours)

HPE 363*   Fundamentals of Motion (3 hours)

HPE 312*   Theory & Practice in Teaching Team Sports I (2 hours)

HPE 322*   Theory & Practice in Teaching Team Sports II (2 hours)

HPE 373*   Theory & Practice in Teaching Leisure & Racquet Sports (3 hours)

HPE 383*   Theory & Practice in Teaching Fitness & Rhythmical Act (3 hours)

HPE 423*   Organization & Admin of Sports Progs & Sports Orgs (3 hours)

HPE 443*   Strategies of Health Education (3 hours)

HPE 453*   Kinesiology (3 hours)

SPE 313   Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 hours)

EFD 213   Introduction to Teaching (FE I) {30 hrs} (3 hours)

EFD 223   Teaching & Technology (3 hours)

EFD 233   Child and Youth Development (3 hours)

Minors

Crowley’s Ridge College currently offers four areas in which a student can minor: 1) Minor in Biblical Studies, 2) Minor in Business Administration 3) Minor in Education or 4) Minor in Christian Leadership and Management.

These are offered as components of one of the Bachelor degrees offered by the college. Minors allow students to extend their interest and education by exploring other areas. Students pursuing a minor in these areas should coordinate their faculty advising between their Bachelor program area and the Division Chair offering the minor that is of interest to them.

Additionally, a form—Declaration of an Academic Minor—must be completed and approved. Academic Minors are declared when the coursework for the minor has been completed by the student or during a student’s final semester if the course work related to the minor is being completed in that semester.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses for the minor is required. The Declaration of an Academic Minor form can be found on the Registrar’s page.

Course Requirements (18 hours)

BIB 113   Old Testament Survey (1 hour)

BIB 123   New Testament Survey (1 hour)

Two of the following (6 hours):

BIB 213   Life and Teachings of Christ (3 hours)

BIB 223   Acts of the Apostles (3 hours)

BIB 233   Church History (3 hours)

BIB 243   The Pentateuch (3 hours)

BIB 263   Marriage and the Home (3 hours)


One of the following (3 hours):

BIB 313   Historical Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 323   Poetic Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 333   Prophetic Books of the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 343   Letters of Paul   (3 hours)

BIB 353   General Letters and Revelation (3 hours)


One of the following (3 hours):

BIB 303   Christ and Culture (3 hours)

BIB 393   World Religions (3 hours)

BIB 363   Biblical Interpretation (3 hours)

BIB 413   Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament (3 hours)

BIB 403   Christian Leadership (3 hours)

BIB 423   Advanced Introduction to the New Testament (3 hours)

BIB 443   Personal Evangelism (3 hours)

BIB 453   Introduction to Christian Counseling (3 hours)

BIB 463   Youth Ministry (3 hours)

Course Requirements (18 hours)

Business: Any 2 of the following (6 hours)

MGM 323 Organizational Management (3 hours)

MGM 333 Leadership (3 hours)

MGM 343 Non-profit Management (3 hours)

MGM 443 Human Resource Management (3 hours)


Bible: Any 4 of the following:

BIB 233 Church History (3 hours)

BIB 253 Christian Ministry (3 hours)

BIB 263 Marriage & the Home (3 hours)

BIB 403 Christian Leadership (3 hours)

BIB 443 Personal Evangelism (3 hours)

BIB 453 Christian Counseling (3 hours)

BIB 463 Youth Ministry (3 hours)

Course Requirements (18 hours)

ACT 213 Accounting I (3 hours)

ECN 213 Macroeconomics (3 hours) OR ECN 223 Microeconomics (3 hours)

FIN 313 Consumer Finance (3 hours)

BUS 313 Legal Environment of Business (3 hours)

MGM 313 Principles of Management (3 hours)

MKT 313 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

The Minor in Education is a way for students interested in education to explore various theoretical aspects of education and to gain experience working with students in a variety of settings. While completion of the minor does not lead to a teaching license or certificate, students who pursue the minor will gain a strong knowledge base in the area of education and be well-prepared to enter a teacher licensure program, graduate program, or career in the field of education.

To complete the Minor in Education, students must take a minimum of 18 hours from approved education courses. At least three credits must be taken in each of the three sections: Foundations, Human Development, and Pedagogy. Finally, six of the 18 credits must be at the 300 level or above. Students interested in pursuing a minor in Education should coordinate with the education division for advising requirements. 

Resources

The Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators defines minimum standards of ethical conduct for all licensed educators. The State Board of Education approved the standards on September 1, 2008. The ADE Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators further define these standards and provide a process for investigating alleged violations.

Standard 1: An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.

Standard 2: An educator maintains competence regarding his or her professional practice inclusive of skills, knowledge, dispositions, and responsibilities relating to his or her organizational position.

Standard 3: An educator honestly fulfills reporting obligations associated with professional practices.

Standard 4: An educator entrusted with public funds and property, including school sponsored activity funds, honors that trust with honest, responsible stewardship.

Standard 5: An educator maintains integrity regarding the acceptance of any gratuity, gift, compensation or favor that might impair or appear to influence professional decisions or actions and shall refrain from using the educator’s position for personal gain.

Standard 6: An educator keeps in confidence secure standardized test materials and results, and maintains integrity regarding test administration procedures.

Standard 7: An educator maintains the confidentiality of information about students and colleagues obtained in the course of the educator’s professional services that is protected under state law or regulations, federal law or regulations, or the written policies of the educator’s school district, unless disclosure serves a professional purpose as allowed or required by law or regulations.

Standard 8: An educator refrains from using, possessing and/or being under the influence of alcohol or unauthorized drugs/substances and/or possessing items prohibited by law, or possessing or using tobacco or tobacco-related products while on school premises or at school-sponsored activities involving students.

For more information about the Arkansas Educator Code of Ethics, click here. 

 

Only background checks completed following the steps listed below meet the requirements for teacher education admission and licensing.  If you do not have an approved background check in the licensure database, then you must complete this process.

NOTICE: There are three (3) parts to the background check process 

    • Part 1: Child maltreatment central registry check
    • Part 2: Criminal history records check (fingerprinting)
    • Part 3: Live Scan 

For more information from the Arkansas Department of Education regarding background checks, click here.

Part 1: Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Form 

    1. If you think you have done this before start here: To see if you have a cleared child maltreatment registry check that is valid for admissions/licensing, go HERE. If you have not, start on Number 2.
    2. For the Arkansas Child Maltreatment form click here.  
    3. Select You are a teacher, a pre-service teacher, … (the first choice)
      • Complete the Applicant Information section.
      • Submit Form.

Your completed form will be emailed to you.  Print this document (all pages) and then go to a notary.  Sign this form in the presence of the notary.   Mrs. Sonia Johnson here at CRC is a notary.  Bring this form to her so she can notarize this for you. 

    1. Once your form is signed and notarized, scan the form so that you have a file to upload in the next step. If you do not have access to a scanner, use your mobile device.  
    2. For the form needed in this step, click here 
      • You are a teacher, a pre-service teacher
      • Applicant Type-select Licensed Teacher
      • Results should be released to;
        • Company – of Education [Do not alter this information.]
        • Contact Name – Arkansas Department of Education
        • Contact Email Address – ADE.DCFS.RESULTS@arkansas.gov
      • Complete Application Information
      • Upload All Pages of the Signed/Notarized form created in Step 1 and 2
      • Click ‘Submit and Pay.’
      • You will then be automatically redirected to the payment webpage (Ark Gov Pay) if a payment is required.
    3. More detailed instructions for this process if needed.

If you have problems accessing the form, using the payment system, or any other problems/questions with this process, contact the Arkansas Department of Human Services directly at 501-682-0405; ARAbuseNeglectRecords@dhs.arkansas.gov

Part 2: State and Federal Criminal Records Check

      1. Have you already completed a background check?  CLICK HERE to find out.  If not, go to step 2.
      2.  Fill out the online consent form found here.
        1. All CRC students should select Teacher (Pre-Service)
        2. Employer: Crowley’s Ridge College
        3. Fill out the rest of the Application Information 
        4. Print your consent form and bring it to your LiveScan appointment
      3. Fill out the Background Check found here.
        1.  School District/Location
          1. CRC teacher education students and CRCfaculty/staff, select Crowley’s Ridge College
          2. The verification code for CRC is 8800006.
        2. Reason for Fingerprinting 
          1. All CRC teacher education students select EDUC Teacher (Pre-Service).
        3. YOU HAVE TO PRINT THIS WITH YOUR RECEIPT AND TAKE IT WITH YOU TO HAVE YOUR FINGERPRINTS COMPLETED

Part 3: Choose your LiveScan location.

      1. For a list of other locations in Arkansas, click here.  All fingerprinting locations are by appointment only.  Contact the site for available appointment times.

YOU HAVE TO BRING THE CONSENT FORM, BACKGROUND CHECK FORM, BACKGROUND CHECK RECEIPT, DRIVER’S LICENSE 

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE with the registration process, the payment system, fingerprinting at other locations, rejected fingerprints, general questions, or need help AFTER you have completed LiveScan:

Clara Toney, Arkansas Department of Education

Email: clara.toney@ade.arkansas.gov

Telephone:  (501) 682-4342

Questions? We're available to answer any questions you have!

Dr. Hollie Goodson

Dr. Hollie Goodson

Chair of Teacher Education
hgoodson@crc.edu