Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Cannon-Clary College of Education


Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to equip and sustain reflective, lifelong learners who are competent, confident, compassionate and courageous professionals, who, in turn, will inspire and enable those they serve.

The Cannon-Clary College of Education strives to develop principled professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, and disposition to:

  1. Integrate their faith, learning and living to serve their communities as models and mentors for moral and ethical leadership.
  2. Respect and recognize variance in those they serve and have knowledge and skills to accommodate those variances.
  3. Develop critical thinking skills within those they serve so they can make responsible choices about their learning and behavior.
  4. Challenge themselves to grow professionally through rigorous study, reading, reflection, and research.
  5. Possess superior knowledge of the discipline(s) they teach or practice as well as a general knowledge of all disciplines.
  6. Seek to establish collegial relationships for meaningful collaboration.
  7. Effectively use and apply emerging technologies in changing environments.
  8. Possess skills to enable them to effectively serve in a variety of settings.

Accreditation

All programs are recognized and approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and graduates who complete all requirements are eligible to receive a license from the state of Arkansas. This license will be recognized per reciprocal agreements with other states.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Department of Mental Health and Wellness within the College of Education at Harding University: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) and Marriage & Family Counseling (M.S.).

Educator Licensing Disclosure Statement 

Harding University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education provides state-approved educator programs of study that, along with other qualifying criteria, allow candidates to apply for respective educator licenses in the state of Arkansas. If a candidate qualifies for and receives an educator license from the state of Arkansas, he or she may then be eligible for license reciprocity with other states. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to determine what requirements may be in place in the state they choose to apply for a license. The programs of study may not, however, necessarily meet other states’ requirements for licensing in those states. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ascertain what program and state requirements will be necessary in the state they choose to apply for an educator license. Each jurisdiction has its own criteria and procedures for licensure and requirements vary.

Mental Health & Wellness Licensing Disclosure Statement 

Harding University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education provides programs of study that, along with other qualifying criteria, allow candidates to apply for respective licenses as issued by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to determine what requirements may be in place in the state they choose to apply for a license. The programs of study may not, however, necessarily meet other states’ requirements for licensing in those states. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ascertain what program and state requirements will be necessary in the state they choose to apply for a license. Each jurisdiction has its own criteria and procedures for licensure and requirements vary.

The Cannon-Clary College of Education comprises four academic departments:

Faculty

Dean: Raymond “Donny” Lee, Ed.D.
Associate Dean: Todd Patten, Ed.D., NCC, LPC-S

Professors:

Usenime Akpanudo, Ed.D.
     Director of Research Initiatives
Jenene Alexander, Ed.D., NCSP, LPC
     Director of Professional Counseling: Clinical and School
Clay Beason, Ed.D.
     Chair of Graduate Studies in Education
Carol Douglass, Ed.D.
     Director of Special Education
Wendy Ellis, Ed.D.
     Director of Reading
Kimberly Flowers, Ed.D.
     Director of Doctoral and Educational Leadership Programs
Raymond “Donny” Lee, Ed.D.
Justin Moore, Ph.D.
     Director of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program
Lewis L. Moore, Ph.D.
Todd Patten, Ed.D., NCC, LPC-S
     Chair of Mental Health and Wellness
Steve Warren, Ed.D.
     Director of Secondary Education
Karl Wendt, Ph.D., PPC, AACC, AAMFT
     Academic Director of Professional Counseling at Harding University Northwest Arkansas Campus
Ervin E. “Gene” Wright, II, Ph.D., NCC, LPC-S
     Director of Clinical Experiences, Professional Counseling

Associate Professors:

Amy Adair, Ed.D.
     Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Program
Marc Fager, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S
     Director of Field Placement, Professional Counseling
Leeann Howard, Ed.D.
Kevin Shelby, Ph.D.
Cheri Smith, Ed.D.
     Chair of Teacher Preparation Program and Director of Elementary, Middle Level

Assistant Professors:

Adam Baker, M.Ed.
Andrea Stark Bishop, Ph.D.
     Director of Center for Leadership and Development
Allen Henderson, Ed.D.
     Director of the Lewis “Tony” Finley STEM Center
Darren Mathews, Ed.D.
     Director of the Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program
Pam Voss, Ed.D.
     Director of the Northwest Arkansas Professional Center
Jerrod Williams, M.Ed.

Instructors:

Allison Parker, M.Ed.
     Director of Watson Center
Matthew Perring, M.S.


Department of Teacher Preparation

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Non-Degree

Department of Graduate Studies in Education

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Programs

Educational Doctorate

Educational Specialist

Endorsement

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Education

Master of Science in Education

Department of Mental Health & Wellness

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Programs

Educational Specialist

Endorsement

Master of Science

Certificate

Center for Leadership and Development

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Programs

Accelerated Programs

Master of Arts

Certificate