The Education Department's purpose is to prepare students for careers in the field of teaching. The Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program exists within the Education Department.
The vision of the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program is to develop professional educators who will leave a lasting legacy in the lives of students.
The mission of the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program is to provide courses and clinical experiences that will promote the development of professional educators who:
- Possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to impact student learning.
- Are committed to life-long learning as a means of preparation for teaching in an ever-changing, diverse world.
- Recognize that leadership in the field of education is consistent with service to students, families, fellow educators, and the community as a whole.
Candidates in the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program are expected to demonstrate that they are:
- Life-long learners.
- Engaging all learners.
- Guided by professional ideals.
- Assessors of student learning.
- Committed to diversity.
- Yielded to service.
The Education Department offers Associate of Arts (AA) degrees in Early Childhood Education, Middle Level Language Arts and Social Studies Education, and Middle Level Math and Science Education, and Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degrees in Early Childhood, Middle Level Language Arts and Social Studies, Middle Level Math and Science, Secondary Life and Earth Science, Secondary English/Language Arts, Secondary Social Studies, and Kinesiology.
The Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program is currently seeking accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and program approval from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Upon the completion of the initial phases of these processes, the program will be recognized by NCATE and the ADE and will be authorized to admit students and recommend program completers for state licensure. Interested parties may contact the CBC Education Department Chair for more information on the accreditation and program approval processes as they pertain to the Central Baptist College Teacher Education Program.
Faculty Contact Information
Shanda New - Education Department Chair - Assistant Professor of Education
Cooper Complex - ED101 (501) 205-8835 Email
Lori Cole - Assistant Professor of Education
Cooper Complex - ED102 (501) 205-8793 Email
Dwain East - Professor of Education / Director of Assessment
Cooper Complex - ED103 (501) 205-8798 Email
- Assistant Professor of Education
Cooper Complex - LC102 (501) 205-8909 Email
Rebecca Gardner - Adjunct Instructor for Social Studies in Education
No office on campus
- Adjunct Instructor
No office on campus