The Alternative Master of Arts in Education in Early Childhood Education is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than education and wish to earn Class A teacher certification for ages birth-third grade.

Coursework takes a minimum of 47 semester hours to complete and includes courses with a focus on play, diverse learners, teaching math, science and literacy, and social emotional development, as well as fieldwork and an internship (student teaching). A program checklist can be found on the right and course specific information may be found in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a Graduation GPA minimum of 2.75
  • Apply to UAB Graduate School
  • Passing Score on PRAXIS-Early Childhood Content Knowledge (Test #5025)
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