UAB's Master's Program in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) has so many talented students, alumni, and instructors who are doing things worthy of a showcase!
Your efforts are important to Alabama and the preparation of teachers.
As Alabama seeks to develop a trained and qualified workforce, it cannot
be done without recognizing the cultural and linguistic needs of our students.
Gregory G. Fitch, Executive Director, Alabama Commission on Higher Education
|Frankie Perez, who earned his Master's on May 12, 2012, was the first UAB MAEd/ESL graduate to deliver a post-baccalaureate speech at a commencement ceremony. Originally from Venezuela, Frankie knows first-hand how important a high quality education and positive role models are for English language learners. Before earning his Master's, Frankie was a bilingual aide at Thompson High School in Shelby County. Click here to view his inspirational commencement speech.|
|Mallory Richardson is an MAEd/ESL student who received a Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Her $1,000 scholarship has funded an interactive leadership center, "Inspiring Future Leaders from an Early Age," for her first grade classroom at Edgewood Elementary.|