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5/23/2019 Member News
Harding University Northwest Arkansas Offers Educational Options

Harding University Northwest Arkansas, located right off Interstate 49 in Rogers, is a branch of Harding University in Searcy. Since 1924, Harding has provided world-class degree programs taught from a Christ-centered worldview. Harding University Northwest Arkansas offers a variety of education degrees through the University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education. Programs include undergraduate degree completion courses, a Master of Arts in Teaching program, and other graduate programs for educators looking to further their professional development and career opportunities. Anyone can find their place at Harding University Northwest Arkansas.

Degree Completion Program
Harding University Northwest Arkansas works closely with Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). The two-year degree completion program offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in K-6 Elementary Education or 4-8 Middle Level Education after completing an associate’s degree or the required prerequisite coursework at NWACC. Additionally, flexible scheduling with evening and online classes and six to eight week courses provide an opportunity for students to continue to work while completing the program. Financial aid is available, the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is accepted, and there is a 33% discount on tuition.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program
For those who already have a bachelor’s degree, the M.A.T. program offers individuals an opportunity to complete a master’s degree that leads toward a teaching license in K-6 Elementary, 4-8 Middle Level, 7-12 Secondary, or K-12 in content areas of the student’s choice. For those interested in special education, there is a M.A.T. Special Education K-12 degree and a M.A.T. Early Childhood (B-K)/Special Education Integrated degree, in which teachers are in high demand.

Students can teach full time while pursuing their degree, or follow a traditional teacher preparation track culminating with a semester of student teaching. The M.A.T. program consists of 35 credit hours, and all courses are offered online with one course requiring one Friday evening and all day Saturday on the main campus in Searcy.

Additional Graduate Programs
Harding University Northwest Arkansas also offers additional graduate courses for current teachers who want to continue their learning or add an endorsement to their teaching license. Depending on the program, courses are offered online, hybrid, or face to face on Saturdays. Some of the programs include:

-Master of Education in Curriculum, Educational Leadership, Reading, or Special Education
-Master of Science in Education
-Master of Science in Professional School Counseling
-Master of Science/Educational Specialist in Professional Counseling
-Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership
-Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
-Various Endorsements

The top-notch facilities in Northwest Arkansas house daytime, evening, weekend, and online classes — plus you can reserve a classroom, conference room, or computer lab for your next meeting or workshop. Harding University Northwest Arkansas is located at 901 S. 52nd St in Rogers. For more information, contact by phone at 479-268-5812 or email at hunwa@harding.edu.