Lisa GrayECE ELE Alum Lisa Gray

"As I reflect upon my educational experiences at UAB, I visualize a path with a beacon of light that broadens with each advanced step.  I entered UAB with a desire to pursue a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. This course of study enhanced my knowledge of the history of education, diversity in the classroom, and technology in education. As I continued on this educational journey, the light on the path increased when I was accepted into the Teacher Education Program. This program consisted of supportive instructors, innovative course work, and hands-on learning experiences.  Also, student internships such the Expert Mentor Teacher Program provided professional development and collaboration with experienced teachers.  These 21st century educational approaches provided the necessary training for a successful career in education. 
As a recent graduate, I have experienced success in Elementary K-5 classrooms in the Jefferson County School system and look forward to pursuing a teaching career in education."

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

As part of a great research university, our department offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction faculty are internationally and nationally recognized providing expertise in their respective disciplines. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, faculty contribute to the development of dynamic teachers and educational communities in a global society.

We welcome your inquiries into our programs as you seek opportunities to touch the world through the education profession.  Go Blazers!

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Certificate and Degree Granting Programs

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