Our online graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction include a Masters of Arts in Education for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Reading Education and the School Psychometry Certification program.  We provide convenient, cutting-edge instruction at an affordable price. You can avoid parking hassles and time restraints by utilizing the online options for your graduate programs. All coursework is based on approved checklists by the Alabama State Department of Education.

M.A.Ed. in Early Childhood-Class A Alabama Certification

M.A. Ed. in Elementary-Class A Alabama Certification 

M.A. Ed. in Early Childhood/Elementary-Class A Alabama Certification
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M.A.Ed. in Reading Education-Class A Alabama Certification

School Psychometry Certification
Individual Online Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tuition cost?

For the academic year 2012-2013, graduate tuition fees follow:


Resident Charge

Non-Resident Charge

First semester hour
of coursework



Each additional hour
of coursework



This information is also available at https://www.uab.edu/students/current/paying-for-college/detailed-tuition-and-fees

Are there additional fees for online instruction?

There is an additional charge of $100 per online course.

Who teaches the online courses?

Online courses are taught primarily by faculty in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.  Occasionally, we utilize adjunct teaching faculty who are K-12 teachers or experts in their respective fields.  Adjuncts teach the courses under the mentorship of the instructor of record for the course.

Who is my contact if I need to communicate with someone?

Dr. Kay Emfinger  emfinger@uab.edu  934-7003 Associate Professor, Program Director for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Collaborative Teacher or Special Education

Dr. Lynn Kirkland lkirk@uab.edu 934-8358  Professor/Chair, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Advisor for Reading Education

What if I need tech support?

For technical support, please contact AskIT at askit@uab.edu or 205-996-5555.


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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