UAB's School of Education offers an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree with a concentration in Teacher Leadership. This concentration leads to Class AA certification from the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). Teachers with Class A certification in any teaching field or in an instructional support area are eligible for pursuing Class AA certification in Teacher Leadership.

In accordance with ALSDE regulations, applicants to the EdS teacher leader program must have taught for at least three full years. They must submit an admission portfolio to the School of Education and take part in an admission interview. They must also have degree-seeking status before taking any courses towards their Class AA certification.

Detailed information about the admission process can found here.

Checklists are available on the Office of Student Services website.


Detailed information is provided in the Teacher Leader Handbook.