The Educational Specialist in Education with a Concentration in High School Education 6-12th Grade (i.e., Secondary Education) is designed for individuals who have a master's degree in education, hold current Class A teacher certification, and wish to advance their career by earning an Ed.S. degree and Class AA certification for grades 6-12.

Concentrations are offered in Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, English Language Arts, General Social Science, and History.

Coursework takes a minimum of 30 semester hours to complete and includes courses in teacher leadership, educational research design, and culturally and linguistically responsive instruction as well as discipline-specific and advisor-approved elective courses and individual research. Concentration-specific checklists are below and course-specific information may be found in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Admissions Requirements

Prerequisite: Class A certification in the same field

Admission test: MAT or GRE


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Teacher certifications are issued at a few different levels and correspond to specific degree options here at UAB. Learn more about these certification levels and find out which degree program is right for you.

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