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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.

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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.

kilgo_storyJennifer Kilgo, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in the UAB School of Education, has been awarded a $1.25 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funds will be used to prepare early childhood special educators as well as physical and occupational therapists with training on team-based services to infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children with disabilities and their families. This award is part of the Special Education--Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program.

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