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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 teachers who inspire others to grow and to learn.


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.


UAB School of Education faculty are at the leading edge of investigating some of today’s most vexing challenges in areas such as exercise science, health disparities, language/literacy development, urban education, and special education.  The School of Education includes several centers that help to support this work: The Center for Educational Accountability and the Center for Urban Education.

The Core Curriculum serves two essential purposes as the institution strives to achieve its goals.  First, courses offered within the Core provide an intellectual foundation for the focused and detailed academic work that students are expected to perform in their majors.  Second, courses offered within the Core provide a wide exposure to ideas, perspectives, issues, and knowledge that lie beyond the narrow parameters of any individual major.  This broad intellectual experience enables students to gain perspective on the complexity, the diversity, and the beauty of the world we all inhabit.  Taken together, the UAB Core Curriculum enables its graduates to become productive, flexible, and discerning citizens of an increasingly interdependent world. 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, like all of the public four-year institutions in the state, accepts applicants who have: (1) attained credit from community colleges or other four-year institutions; and (2) those that have attained an Associate of Arts degree from a state community college.  Established in 1994 by the Alabama State Legislature, the Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC) was charged to develop a statewide freshman and sophomore level general studies curriculum to be taken at all public colleges and universities, and to develop and adopt a statewide articulation agreement for the freshman and sophomore years for the transfer of credit among all public institutions of higher education in Alabama.  The Articulation and General Studies Agreement insures that transfer students have met the general education requirements consistent with those for students who begin the University of Alabama at Birmingham as freshmen.  The Core Curriculum represents a strong arts and
sciences foundation that prepares students for discipline-based majors and for professional programs such as those in the professional education unit. 


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