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. 2012_05_Frankie_Perez_3
mallory_richardson 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.