To apply for any of the UAB School of Education graduate programs, please review the steps below. Whether you want to become a teacher, advance your teaching career, become a school or district-level instructional leader, hone your research skills in one of our kinesiology laboratories, or earn your PhD, the UAB School of Education has a program for you.

Step 1: Review admission requirements

Admission requirements for graduate programs vary.  Select the link below to learn about program-specific admission requirements.

Alternative Master's | for applicants with an undergraduate degree who wish to become a teacher

Alternative Master's Program

Admission Requirements

The Alternative Master's Program is for students who have already earned an undergraduate degree and would like to earn a master's degree along with teacher certfication.

Arts Education

Music - Instrumental
Music - Choral
Visual Arts

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language
French and English as a Second Language
Spanish and English as a Second Language

Kinesiology

Physical Education

Secondary Education

Biology
Chemistry
English Language Arts
General Science
General Social Science
History
Mathematics
Physics

Special Education

Collaborative Teacher
Early Childhood Special Education
Visual Impairments

World Languages

French
Spanish

Traditional Master's | for professionals who wish to earn a master’s degree in their area

Traditional Master's Program

Admission Requirements

The Traditional Master's Program is comprised of degree options for already certified teachers as well as graduate offerings in Community Health and Human Services, Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Instructional Design and Development, and Kinesiology.

Arts Education

Music - Instrumental
Music - Choral
Visual Arts

Community Health and Human Services

Community Health
Community Health with Nonprofit Management Certificate

Counselor Education

Clinical Mental Health
Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
School Counseling

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Early Childhood
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Elementary Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language
French and English as a Second Language
Spanish and English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language International/Adult Track

Instructional Design and Development

Instructional Design and Development

Kinesiology (Physical Education)

Physical Education - Non-Thesis
Physical Education - Thesis
Exercise Physiology

Reading Education

Reading Education

Secondary Education

Biology
Chemistry
English Language Arts
General Science
General Social Science
History
Mathematics
Physics

Special Education

Collaborative Teacher
Early Childhood Special Education
Visual Impairments

World Languages

French
Spanish

Educational Specialist | for educators with a master’s degree who wish to earn an advanced degree

Educational Specialist Programs

Admission Requirements


Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Early Childhood
Elementary Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

Kinesiology

Physical Education

Secondary Education

Biology
Chemistry
English Language Arts
General Science
General Social Science
History
Mathematics
Physics

Special Education

Collaborative Teacher:  Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration
Collaborative Teacher:  Reading Concentration

Doctoral | for professionals who wish to earn a terminal degree

Doctoral Programs

Admission Requirements


Community Health and Human Services Program

Health Education View Admission Requirements

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Early Childhood View Admission Requirements

Educational Leadership Program

Educational Leadership View Admission Requirements

Educational Studies in Diverse Populations

Educational Studies in Diverse Populations View Admission Requirements

Certificate | for professionals who wish to earn a certificate but not another degree

Certificate Programs

Admission Requirements


Community Health and Human Services Program

Health Education View Admission Requirements

Counselor Education Program

Marriage, Couples, and Family Certificate View Admission Requirements

Educational Leadership Program

Post-Master's Certificate (Reduced Hour Option) View Admission Requirements

Reading Education Program

Reading Education Contact Lynn Kirkland

School Psychometry Program

School Psychometry Contact Stephanie Corcoran

Step 2: Know your deadline

Many graduate programs—but not all—conform to the UAB Graduate School admission deadlines.  Select the link below to learn when you should apply to your particular graduate program.

Step 3: Apply to the UAB Graduate School

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the admission requirements and deadlines for your intended graduate program, you are ready to complete the UAB Graduate School application.

Step 4: Meet with your advisor

Once you are admitted, your graduate advisor will be your guide through your program, assisting you in the selection of courses, identifying program requirements, and answering any procedural questions you may have.