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The Alternative Master’s Program (AMP) is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education and who want to become certified teachers with a master’s degree in education (M.A.Ed.). The AMP is offered in the following areas:

The following are required for consideration for admission to all teaching fields in the Alternative Master's Program (AMP):

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (unrounded) on the degree-issuing undergraduate transcript (or 3.0 on a graduate transcript) from a regionally accredited college.
  • Attend information session (Register Now)
  • Complete criminal background clearance. (Read More)
  • Passing score on Praxis Subject test(s) (formerly Praxis II) in projected teaching field
    • Test codes and passing scores: Visit the Praxis website's page about Alabama Educator Preparation Program Approach. Scroll down to Tests required for specific certification areas; click on grade level (e.g., Secondary) and teaching field (e.g., Math). Because of periodic changes in codes and scores, you must visit this website before registering to take a test to confirm requirements on your testing date.
  • Have official transcripts from all colleges attended, including individual/single course(s). Transcripts can be emailed or mailed to the Office of Student Services.
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    Mailing address:
    UAB School of Education and Human Sciences
    Office of Student Services
    Education and Engineering Complex Room 311
    1150 10th Avenue S.
    Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Complete your application for admission to the UAB Graduate School.
  • Respond promptly to all emails received from UAB and follow through with instructions (e.g., confirming an admissions interview).

Register for an Alternative Master's Information Session in one of the following areas
Art and Music Education
Elementary Education English as a Second Language (ESL)
Kinesiology - Physical Education Secondary Education
Special Education World Languages (French and Spanish)