Promotes Best Practices for enhancing the language acquisition and academic achievement of English language learners.
Each summer, the MidSouth Reading/Writing Institute provides the southeastern United States with top-notch professional development. Keynote speakers are brought in from around the world who are experts in the field of literacy. Local presenters provide practical workshops to help teachers bridge theory and practice. Contact Lynn Kirkland, Professor/Chair email@example.com
or Sue Seay, Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
National Board Certification Seminar Program
Prepares candidates for the certification process and to support them as they complete the process. Seminar topics include learning theory, cooperative learning, alternative assessment, time management, National Board Standards analysis, portfolio entries preparation, and videotaping tips.
The School of Education has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer a Master’s International Program (MIP) for teaching English as a Second Language. MIP students complete 24 credit hours at UAB and then begin their service as Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). They finish their master’s degree while serving overseas for two years as English teachers or as English teacher trainers.
Promotes teacher leadership and empowerment through dialogue, confidence building, and application of best practice in the teaching of writing.
Serving children from all over the Birmingham area, the enrichment program seeks to encourage children to select their daily plan of study, work at their own pace, and enhance their academic development. Whether it is a science experiment with everyday food items or writing and publishing a newspaper, children discover how exciting learning can be.
A teacher preparation program designed for those who do not already hold teaching certificates but are interested in teaching careers in Birmingham City Schools. UTEP is available at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Young Authors' Conference
Series of workshops hosted by noted authors for children aspiring to have their work published.