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Our UAB Special Education Program features interdisciplinary, graduate-level courses that are both rigorous and innovative. We offer specialties such as the Collaborative Teacher (CT) K-12, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We also have a Collaborative Special Education Degree with a concentration in reading, and we are home to Alabama’s first Ed.S., degree program in Collaborative Special Education with a concentration in autism spectrum disorders.

As a student, you will learn early intervention and preschool curriculum and methods, collaborative processes, technology applications, physical and healthcare support in early childhood education, lesson planning, and positive behavioral supports. And, because you are a busy professional, we have classes in the afternoons, early evenings, weekends, and during the summer for your convenience. We also offer classes online and in blended formats that combine both online and on-campus sessions.

Note: Programs highlighted in blue are offered fully online.

Graduate Certificates

Traditional Master's Degrees

Alternative Master's Degrees

Educational Specialist Degrees

Which Teacher Education Program is right for you?

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.

Information Packets and Sessions

If you are already a certified teacher, you will be pursuing the traditional MA or the EdS; please contact the program coordinator in that packet. If you are not a certified teacher and wish to become a teacher, please contact Dr. Susan Spezzini and attend an information session for the Alternative Master’s Program.

Graduate ProgramInformation PacketInformation Session
Alternative Master's Program Download Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
Traditional Master's Program Download Contact coordinator (See page 2 of information packet)
Educational Specialist Program Download Contact coordinator (See page 2 of information packet)