The Department of Education prepares teachers through programs approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Arkansas Department of Education.
Students can license at the secondary level by combining a major in an academic field with a series of courses in education. Courses contain a field component to provide a variety of hands-on experiences prior to the full semester of student teaching. At Hendrix, the development of knowledgeable, caring, and effective teachers is enhanced by the personal attention each student receives as well as the closeness that occurs among the students who participate in the program.
Students attend state meetings of the Arkansas Education Association and other professional associations such as the National Science Teachers Association. Students participate in the Program for Effective Teaching, Pathwise, and receive training in multicultural education, inclusion, computer technology, and classroom management. The teacher-certification programs provide a strong liberal arts education and give students in-depth experience and full certification.
NOTE: In compliance with the Title II public disclosure requirements in sections 207(f)(1) and 207(f)(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1998, the Institutional Report Card for each academic year is available, upon request, from the Hendrix College Education Department. The Hendrix College teacher education program completers for academic year 2000-2001 successfully completed all appropriate components of the Praxis II examinations.