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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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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the UAB School of Education:

1. Classes are taught by world-class faculty who have won awards for excellence in teaching, diversity, and mentorship.

2. A variety of course offerings provide convenient opportunities for students who work and/or have families. (online, blended, weekend, distance, and professional learning communities).

3. Experiences in schools are embedded throughout the curriculum to enable students to practice the knowledge and skills acquired through coursework.

4. Our outstanding Office of Student Services staff is eager to work with individuals and small groups to provide competent and efficient advising to students.

5. Students can apply for a variety of scholarships.

6. Innovative internship programs develop professional relationships between teachers and teacher candidates.

7. Student organizations help teacher candidates to network with each other and the education community.

8. Authentic opportunities to work with children inside and outside the school day occur through projects such as The Red Mountain Writing Project and The Children's Creative Learning Center.

9. Curriculum is inquiry-based and reflects best practice in education.

10. Students practice and refine their teaching craft in diverse contexts, including urban, suburban, and rural settings throughout their Teacher Education Program.