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About the School

The UAB School of Education is working every day to transform lives and to optimize human potential.   We are known for our cutting-edge programs that prepare professionals to serve in a diverse world.  Our outstanding faculty are not only leaders in their fields, but also excellent mentors and educators who inspire others to grow and to learn.  We make a difference in the lives of our students, and in the communities they serve.  At the UAB School of Education, we specialize in knowledge that will change your world.

Our mission is to create knowledge and support professionals to serve in a diverse world.

We accomplish our mission...
through programs that are developmental, learner-centered and standards-based, led by faculty who embrace innovative teaching methods and conduct research that informs their respective fields. We collaborate with community partners to provide our students with field experiences and internships that promote success, and offer professional-development opportunities for alumni and other professionals.

We transform lives and optimize human potential...
through an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, including early childhood education, health education and exercise science.

Our faculty investigates some of today’s most vexing challenges...
in areas such as exercise science, health disparities, language/literacy development, urban education and special education, and across the entire lifespan.

Accomplishments and Rankings


Received straight As on the Alabama State Department of Education’s report card for teacher-preparation programs
First doctorate in Early Childhood Education in Alabama
More than $10 million received in external funding in areas such as English as a Second Language, urban education, special education, exercise science and early childhood education
Professor Emerita Maryann Manning, Ed.D., was elected vice president of the International Reading Association, 2013

School of Education faculty and alumni have received many state and national awards for excellence in teaching, research and service, including alumna Alison Grizzle for Alabama Teacher of the Year 2013