At UAB, teachers and prospective teachers complete degree programs for obtaining teacher certification issued by the Alabama State Department of Education. UAB offers certification degree programs at the undergraduate level (Class B), master's level (Alternative Class A for prospective teachers and Class A for already-certified teachers), and educational specialist level (Class AA). Students in a certification degree program should carefully follow the ALSDE-approved teacher certification checklist for their teaching field under which they were admitted to the degree program.

Listed below are the current certification programs for the following teaching fields: teacher leadership, mathematics, English language arts, foreign languages (French and Spanish), social sciences (history and general), and science (biology, chemistry, physics, and general).  The corresponding certificaiton checklists can be found at the website for the Office of Student Services.

Checklists are available on the Office of Student Services website.


TEACHER LEADERSHIP

MATHEMATICS

  • Class B Middle School Math, Grades 4-8
  • Class B Math , Grades 6-12
  • Class A Math, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A Math, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—Math, Grades 6-12

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

  • Class B ELA , Grades 6-12
  • Class A ELA, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A ELA, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—ELA, Grades 6-12

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

French
  • Class A French, Grades P-12
  • Alternative Class A French, Grades P-12
Spanish
  • Class A Spanish, Grades P-12
  • Alternative Class A Spanish, Grades P-12

SOCIAL SCIENCES

History
  • Class A History, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A History, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—History, Grades 6-12
General Social Sciences
  • Class B General Social Sciences , Grades 6-12
  • Class A General Social Sciences, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A General Social Sciences, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—General Social Sciences, Grades 6-12

SCIENCE

Biology
  • Class B Biology , Grades 6-12
  • Class A Biology, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A Biology, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—Biology, Grades 6-12
Chemistry
  • Class B Chemistry , Grades 6-12
  • Class A Chemistry, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A Chemistry, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—Chemistry, Grades 6-12
Physics
  • Class B Physics, Grades 6-12
  • Class A Physics, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A Physics, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—Physics, Grades 6-12
General Science
  • Class B General Sciences, Grades 6-12
  • Class A General Science, Grades 6-12
  • Alternative Class A General Science, Grades 6-12
  • Class AA Education—General Science, Grades 6-12