Teachers College

Partners In Education

Since 1994, Partners in Education (PiE) has been a vehicle for dialogue between school districts and teacher/leader educators. PiE plays a vital role in promoting, shaping and supporting education across the region through regularly held meetings between school leadership and teacher/leader educators.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the professional preparation of teacher education candidates and provide continual professional development for practicing educators who believe in "teaching and leading for learning for all."

Our Belief

Our belief is that the preparation of effective educators involves commitment, cooperation and a shared vision among all partners in the P-16 educational community.

Our Approach

Our approach involves the constructivist view and philosophy. The larger P-16 community provides learning experiences that go far beyond the traditional classroom.

Public school districts, two-year colleges, education service cooperatives, Henderson State University, and the Southwest-A ERZ, comprise the PiE’s membership. HSU PiE members share resources that provide quality preparation, professional development, and support for in-service and pre-service teacher leaders, administrators, and other school professionals. Partners collaborate in field and clinical assignments, participate in program admission and exit interviews, and serve on program advisory councils. They are involved in policy development, program design and development, and professional development for education professionals.

Henderson State's educator preparation programs are aligned to Arkansas, InTASC and ISTE standards. They are nationally recognized by Specialty Professional Associations, such as AMLE, NCSS, NCTM, NCTE, CEC and NELP. Candidates and graduates are knowledgeable, use best practices and model professional dispositions. Henderson State's education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Our Partners in Education

Public Schools

  1. Arkadelphia School District
  2. Ashdown School District
  3. Benton School District
  4. Bismarck School District
  5. Bryant School District
  6. Caddo Hills School District
  7. Camden Fairview School District
  8. Centerpoint School District
  9. Cossatot River School District
  10. Cutter Morning Star School District
  11. DeQueen School District
  12. Dierks School District
  13. El Dorado School District
  14. Fountain Lake School District
  15. Glen Rose School District
  16. Gurdon School District
  17. Harmony Grove School District
  18. Hope School District
  19. Hot Springs School District
  20. Jessieville School District
  21. Lake Hamilton School District
  22. Lakeside School District
  23. Magnet Cove School District
  24. Malvern School District
  25. Mount Ida School District
  26. Nashville School District
  27. Ouachita School District
  28. Poyen School District
  29. Sheridan School District
  30. Smackover-Norphlet School District
  31. South Pike County School District


Dr. Holly Cothren
Partners in Education (PiE) Facilitator