Dean Autumn Tooms Cyprès

Welcome to the UAB School of Education, where we consider the intersections of teaching, learning, health, and wellness. It is a privilege to serve as the dean of a school that honors the rights of all learners to nurture healthy bodies and minds in pursuit of knowledge that will change the world. Through our active partnerships with the community such as GEARUP Alabama (GUA) and The Community Counseling Clinic, we build bridges between the everyday world and authentic research in education and health sciences.

We enjoy a hard-earned reputation as a research-intensive institution. Our alumna includes six of the last nine Alabama Teachers of the Year and a recipient of the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Our faculty is a robust group of clinical practitioners and nationally recognized research scientists in both the departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Human Studies. Students at the graduate and undergraduate level in both departments are afforded opportunities to conduct and apply research in various contexts ranging from the Exercise Physiology Laboratory to elementary school classrooms.

Graduates of our Human Studies programs work in a variety of contexts including serving the Center for Disease Control, local and state departments of health and family services, a variety of clinical and hospital settings, and nonprofit organizations including AIDS Alabama, THE YWCA, and The American Red Cross. Our Curriculum and Instruction Department is the lead provider of ESL (English as a Second Language) trained educators in the State of Alabama. Our collaborative between the Summer Early Childhood Education Preparation Program and the Children’s Creative Learning Center, is the benchmark of excellence for all other universities across the state.

It is my pleasure to invite you to explore our website and learn more about how the School of Education can support you on the path to finding knowledge that will change your world along with the inspiration to improve the lives of others.

Go Blazers!

Autumn Tooms Cyprès
Dean, UAB School of Education