Secondary Education Program

Want to teach middle or high school?


Our UAB Secondary Education Program will provide you with the coursework and experience you will need to become a highly qualified instructor in a specific content area such as social studies, English, biology, physics, French or Spanish or advanced mathematics. You will receive instruction from our nationally renowned instructors who will teach you the critical skills, competencies and state-of-the-art instructional strategies for meeting the evolving needs of young learners in the 21st century. In addition to your coursework, you will participate in internships and practicums for hands-on-experience.

If you cannot attend during traditional class hours, we have Saturday and summer classes. We have courses and degrees you can obtain online. We also have classes that combine on-campus and online class sessions.

We offer

Undergraduate majors



Graduate degrees

Alternative Masters Degrees

Traditional Masters Degrees

Educational Specialist Degrees


Want to switch careers to become a teacher?

The Alternative Masters Program (AMP) is designed for professionals seeking certification in education. You can take courses in subject areas such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, English language arts, general science and general social science. Once you complete the AMP, you will earn an alternative Class A certification in your specific teaching field. Learn more details in the AMP Information Packet.

Want to teach middle or high school math or science?

Enroll in UABTEACH. This 4-year program allows you to earn a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) degree and qualify for certification as a classroom teacher. Learn more about the UABTeach program.


Have Questions? Contact Us.

Susan Spezzini, PhD
Program Director
By Phone: 205-934-8357
By E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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