September 06, 2018

Two School of Education programs ranked as best online master’s programs

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online degree public healthThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education’s online reading and early childhood and elementary education master’s programs have been ranked as the best online master’s programs by bestschools.org.

The UAB master’s in early childhood and elementary education program ranked No. 10 on the website’s list of 30 Best Online Master’s in Elementary Education Degree Programs. UAB’s master’s in reading education ranked No. 18 on the site’s 30 Best Online Master’s in Reading Programs list. The programs were ranked based on quality and range of courses provided, as well as strength of faculty scholarship, rankings and reputation.

With 18 courses for the master’s in early childhood and elementary education program available online, students can specialize in early childhood education or elementary education or choose a dual focus. Courses that make up the curriculum include language development, current issues in education and advanced early childhood curriculum. Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible for Alabama Class A teaching certification in their chosen field.

The online program allows prospective educators to complete coursework in theoretical concepts virtually while pursuing required field training in a classroom or other professional setting close to their homes. Through theories on child development, developmental reading, primary math methods, teaching pedagogy, classroom management and other concepts, the program produces highly qualified students who go on to become preschool, kindergarten and elementary school teachers.

The master’s in reading education program offers instructional strategies needed to become an effective K-12 reading specialist. Courses include the latest in reading pedagogy and research; language arts, literature, curriculum development and reading assessment and are taught by renowned experts in literacy. A certificate option is also available.

The UAB School of Education offers six online master’s degree programs in areas that include reading education, physical education, and health and community education.

Click here for more information about the school’s online degrees and courses.