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Department of Curriculm and Instruction

With the development of reflective teachers as our goal, the Department of Curriculum & Instruction houses The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited programs of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language programs. With a range of degrees specific to program areas, we provide innovative pedagogy to ensure quality teachers in increasingly diverse contexts.

Department of Human Studies

The Department of Human Studies is broad and diverse, with undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in Physical Education (including concentrations in teacher certification, fitness leadership, and exercise science), Health Education (including concentrations in community health and human services), Counselor Education (including concentrations in school counseling and clinical mental health), and Educational Leadership. We continue to meet the demand for services to students throughout the School of Education through our Educational Foundations and our Educational Psychology and Research program areas.
The UAB School of Education is home to a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as educator preparation, counselor education, health education, and kinesiology (formerly physical education). Our programs are accredited by relevant organizations, and are staffed by world-class faculty. They integrate technology and exemplify best practices in teaching—making learning both engaging and rewarding. Through collaboration with our school district and agency partners, our programs provide frequent and early opportunities for field experiences, culminating in the kinds of internships that promote success in future employment. The UAB School of Education’s innovative programs prepare our students well for the diverse world of today and tomorrow.