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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 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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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All students should get the latest copy of the School of Education TEP Handbook. This is used in EDU 200, Education as a Profession. This handbook outlines the steps and requirements for the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

If you have not yet been admitted to TEP, you should seek advising about the program through the Office of Student Services, EB 100. Your academic advisor will be happy to talk with you about specifics of your course requirements.

For those admitted to TEP, here are some key reminders:

1. Keep your GPA up to standard - 2.5 required in your program courses.

2. Apply for student teaching in the January preceding the academic year in which you want to student teach .  All students must apply for student teaching. Student teaching applications may be acquired in the Office of Student Services, EB room 100. For more information, call  934-7530.

3. Apply for your degree (in EB 100) priot to beginning your last semester. See specific deadlines posted outside of EB 100 or call 934-7530.

4. Apply for your teaching certificate (in EB 100) at the beginning of the term in which you are student teaching. See specific deadlines posted outside of EB 100, call 934-7530.

5. Portfolio - You are required to keep, and update, a Teaching Portfolio throughout your program. You begin working on this in EDU 200. This will be screened at various points, including TEP admissions and at the end of student teaching. A successful portfolio is required for a recommendation of certification from the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

6. A good place to start looking for a teaching job is: UAB Career Services