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The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Arkansas State Approving Agency for veterans' training.

Use the accordions below to access more information about our colleges and schools, as well as contact information if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

The music department is an accredited institutional member of the 

The Department of Art is an accredited institutional member of the  

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is accredited by 

Applied science and technology programs are accredited by the 

The automotive program is additionally certified by the 

Nursing programs are approved by the 

The traditional BSN program is accredited by the  

The surgical technology program is accredited by the 

The allied health program is accredited through the  

The dental hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association's

The radiography program is accredited by the

The diagnostic medical sonography program is accredited by the

Social work programs are accredited by the and has earned candidacy status in the accreditation process.

Education programs are approved by the  

The elementary K-6 program is aligned with the Elementary Program CAEP, K6, Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS), and Science of Reading (SoR) standards required by the Arkansas Department of Education.

The middle childhood education program is nationally recognized by the

Secondary education programs are delivered in their respective colleges in coordination with the School of Education. The biology with teacher licensure program is nationally recognized by the

The English with teacher licensure program is nationally recognized by the

The history with social studies teacher licensure program is nationally recognized by the

The mathematics with teacher licensure program is nationally recognized by the

The music with teacher licensure program is accredited by

In addition, the School of Education offers an Associate of Applied Science in early childhood education and a preschool education credential. Candidates pursuing the elementary K-6 degree can also receive an age 3-4 endorsement to add to their licensure area. All candidates may choose to pursue the special education resource room endorsement or the Teaching English as a Second Language certificate.

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Lisa-Marie Norris, J.D.