A teaching certificate is what makes you eligible to teach in an Alabama public school. The UAB School of Education does not issue teaching certificates; however, completing one of our teacher education programs makes you eligible for certification through the Alabama State Department of Education. At the end of your program, we guide you through the process for applying for certification. Certificates are issued at three levels: Class B, Class A, and Class AA.

Class B Certification

Class AA Certification

Undergraduate Teacher Education Program graduates are eligible for Class B certification.

Class A Certification

Class AA Certification

Alternative and Traditional Master's Teacher Education Program graduates are eligible for Class A certification.

Class AA Certification

Class AA Certification

Educational Specialist Teacher Education Program graduates are eligible for Class AA certification.


Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

Undergraduate TEP program

Are you interested in earning an undergraduate degree along with teacher certification? The Undergraduate Teacher Education Program is for you.

Arts Education

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Kinesiology

Secondary Education

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Certificate Only Program

certificate only

Would you like to earn an additional certification without pursuing a graduate degree? The Certificate Only Teacher Education Program is designed for you.

Reading Education

School Psychometry

Educational Leadership


Alternative Master's Teacher Education Program

alternative masters tep

Have you earned an undergraduate degree, but want to return to school to earn your master's degree and teacher certification? The Alternative Master's Teacher Education Program is for you.

Arts Education

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

English as a Second Language

Kinesiology

Secondary Education

Special Education

World Languages


Traditional Master's Teacher Education Program

traditional masters

Have you already received an undergraduate degree and Class B teaching certificate? Want to teach the same subject and earn a masters degree along with a Class A teaching certificate? The Traditional Masters Teacher Education Program is for you.

Arts Education

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

English as a Second Language

Kinesiology

Reading Education

Secondary Education

Special Education

World Languages


Educational Specialist Teacher Education Program

educational specialist

Have you earned a masters degree and Class A teacher certification? Ready to continue your education and earn Class AA teacher certification? The Educational Specialist Teacher Education Program is for you.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

English as a Second Language

Kinesiology

Secondary Education

Special Education