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Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

As part of a great research university, our department offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction faculty are internationally and nationally recognized providing expertise in their respective disciplines. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, faculty contribute to the development of dynamic teachers and educational communities in a global society.

We welcome your inquiries into our programs as you seek opportunities to touch the world through the education profession. Go Blazers!

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Turning students into teachers and teachers into leaders

Teacher preparation is our specialty. We offer programs for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking initial teacher certification as well as programs for veteran teachers seeking advanced degrees and certifications. Whether you're an undergraduate student seeking to enter the profession, a career changer in pursuit of a teaching degree, or a practicing teacher interested in furthering your career, the UAB Department of Curriculum and Instruction can help you achieve your goal.

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Outstanding students and alumni honored at School of Education awards ceremony

UAB junior receives Alpha Delta Kappa President’s Scholarship

The innovative UABTeach program educates Alabama’s future teachers

Teachers and therapists connect to help young children with disabilities

UAB students travel abroad for international teaching experiences

Meet Tracye Strichik: First Recipient of the UAB Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Award

UAB offers easier access to its online degrees beyond state line

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"When teachers are working together, they can do powerful things to improve their own teaching and, in turn, improve student learning." ~ Robert John Meehan
A wise man once said, "Play is the highest form of research." ~Albert Einstein #uabteachersrock #tellyourteachingstory #uabdeptofci #exploringourcitybhm #railroadparkbham #constructingknowledge
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Deadline for the new masters program in school psychometry is July 1. Contact corcoran@uab.edu for info. #IQbootcamp
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Sue Seay, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English Language Learner Education

sueseay@uab.edu |  EB 111  |  Tel 205-975-6710
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Josie Prado, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English Learner Education

jprado@uab.edu  |  EB 119  |  Tel 205-934-4792
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Susan Spezzini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English Learner Education

spezzini@uab.edu |  EB 100  |  Tel 205-934-8357

Suzanne Franks, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, English Learner Education

scfweb@uab.edu |  EB 118  |  Tel 205-934-5371
For additional information, please visit our ESL Resource Website.