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4+1 = MBA

Go farther, faster! At JBU, our Accelerated Master's Program lets you finish your undergraduate art degree and MBA in just five years — saving you money and setting you up for even more success.

JBU has been ranked #5 on Praxis Exam's Best Praxis Elementary Education Pass Rates in Arkansas!


The University's Education Program is significantly enhanced through an active partnership of shared decision-making with the Siloam Springs Public Schools and the community. The professional development school partnership provides for the simultaneous renewal of both the programs for the preparation of teachers and the K-12 programs of the school district. 

Beginning in their freshman year, teacher candidates actively participate in K-12 classrooms of the school district providing valuable assistance to district K-12 programs. At the same time, experienced teachers in the schools serve as clinical faculty providing important practical experiences and instruction for the JBU teacher candidates.

Transfer students

The credentials of students transferring from an accredited college or university will be evaluated by the Registrar and an adviser in the Department of Teacher Education for appropriate placement in the Education Program.

We welcome all transfer students who want to join us in their development as teachers. Because each transfer situation is unique, please contact the Department of Teacher Education to speak to someone at (479) 524-7449 or email us at mwillis@jbu.edu.


The Department of Teacher Education offers degrees that qualify students for an Arkansas Teaching License in Elementary, (K-6), Secondary Education: Mathematics, English and Social Studies (7-12), and Music Education, K-12. 

JBU's education preparation programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), (202) 223-0077.

The future you starts at JBU.