Teach grades 6-12

UAB Secondary Education Program will provide you with the coursework and experience you will need to become a highly qualified teacher within one of the following content areas: science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts. 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 courses as well as some online courses. We also have courses that combine on-campus classes with online instruction.

We offer

Undergraduate majors



Graduate degrees

Alternative Master's Degrees

Traditional Master's Degrees

Educational Specialist Degrees


Want to switch careers to become a teacher?

The Alternative Masters Program (AMP) is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education who want to become certified teachers. Once you complete the AMP, you will earn an alternative Class A certification in your specific teaching field along with a Master's degree. Learn more details in the AMP Information Packet.

Learn more about our graduate programs

Download an information packet and come to an information session to learn more about our graduate teacher education programs. Contact Susan Spezzini to attend an information session. 

 Graduate Program Information Packet Information Session
Alternative Master's Program Download  Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
Traditional Master's Program Download Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm 
Educational Specialist Program Download Thursdays 5:00-5:45 pm 

Want to teach math or science in grades 6-12?

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.

Secondary Education Faculty

Jeremiah Clabough

Jeremiah Clabough

Lee Meadows

Lee Meadows

Tonya Perry

Tonya Perry

Michele Jean Sims

Michele Jean Sims

Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith

Susan Spezzini

Susan Spezzini

How to Apply

Review admission requirements and the steps to applying.

Tuition & Fees

Learn about the costs associated with earning your degree.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Discover what scholarships and financial assistance are available.


Learn about when you need to submit your application materials.

Get Involved

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Campus Life

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Have Questions? Contact Us.

Susan Spezzini, PhD
Program Director
By Phone: 205-934-8357
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