To apply for any of the UAB School of Education graduate programs, please review the steps below. Whether you want to become a teacher, advance your teaching career, become a school or district-level instructional leader, hone your research skills in one of our kinesiology laboratories, or earn your PhD, the UAB School of Education has a program for you.

Step 1: Review admissions requirements

In addition to the requirements for admission to the UAB Graduate School, School of Education programs have specific requirements for admission. Please review the individual degree pages as well as the links below for each degree program.

For degrees with teacher certification, admissions requirements vary by degree level. You can review those using the links below:

Step 2: Know your deadline

Many graduate programs — but not all — conform to the UAB Graduate School admission deadlines. Please review the tables below to learn more about special deadlines for individual degrees and programs within the School of Education.

Step 3: Apply to the UAB Graduate School

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the admission requirements and deadlines for your intended graduate program, you are ready to complete the UAB Graduate School application.

Step 4: Meet with your advisor

Once you are admitted, your graduate advisor will be your guide through your program, assisting you in the selection of courses, identifying program requirements, and answering any procedural questions you may have.


Deadlines for Admission to the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

Application for admission to the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program occurs after admission to UAB and after the completion of a series of required courses.

Deadlines for Early Childhood and Elementary Education, English Language Arts, General Social Science, Music - Choral and Music - Instrumental

 FallSpringSummer
Application Deadline July 1 October 1 March 1
Interviews July
13-17
October
13-17
March
16-20

Deadline for Kinesiology Certification

 FallSpringSummer
Application Deadline - October 1 -
Interviews - December -

Deadlines for UABTeach

 FallSpring
Application Deadline July 1 October 1
Interviews July
13-17
October
13-17

Admission to Graduate School

 FallSpringSummer
Application Deadline July 15 November 15 April 15

Graduate Programs with Special Admission Deadlines

ProgramFallSpringSummer
Graduate Certificate in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Not Applicable Not Applicable April 1
M.A. in Counseling with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health March 1 September 1 Not Applicable
M.A. in Counseling with a Concentration in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling March 1 September 1 Not Applicable
M.A. in Counseling with a Concentration in School Counseling March 1 September 1 Not Applicable
M.A.Ed. in Community Health April 30 (or last Friday of month) October 30 (or last Friday of month) Not Applicable
M.A.Ed. in Community Health: Non-Profit Management Certificate April 30 (or last Friday of month) October 30 (or last Friday of month) Not Applicable
M.S. in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Physiology August 1 December 1 May 1
Post-Masters Certificate in Instructional Leadership June 1 October 1 March 1
M.A.Ed. in Educational Leadership June 1 October 1 March 1
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership June 1 October 1 March 1
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership June 1, 2019 (Admits Every Other Year) Not Applicable Not Applicable
Ph.D. in Educational Studies in Diverse Populations March 1 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Ph.D. in Health Education / Health Promotion April 30 (or last Friday of month) Not Applicable Not Applicable

Please verify deadlines with the Office of Student Services as dates are subject to change.