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The Educational Specialist in Education with a concentration in Elementary Education is designed for individuals who hold a master's degree in elementary education and a valid class A certification in elementary education. Completion of this program allows graduates to obtain Class AA certification in elementary education and additional compensation.

Coursework takes between 30 and 33 semester hours to complete. It includes courses in teacher leadership, analysis, and evaluation of teaching, qualitative methods in education, advisor-approved electives, and a practicum in supervision. A program checklist can be found on the right, and course-specific information may be found in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must meet all of the requirements for admission to the UAB Graduate School.
  • Candidates must hold a class A teaching certification in Elementary Education issued by the Alabama State Department of Education.
  • Other admissions requirements can be found on the program checklist.

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