Fully Online Program

The Alternative Master of Arts in Education in Special Education with Collaborative Teacher Concentration is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than education and do not currently hold teacher certification. 

Coursework takes a minimum of 41 semester hours to complete and includes courses in formative and summative assessment, IEP program and lesson planning, assistive and instructional technology, and positive behavioral supports as well as 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.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the collaborative teacher program, applicants must meet the AMP admission requirements and attend an AMP information session. Applicants to the collaborative teacher AMP must have an undergraduate major and the following required courses: Child Development and Family Relations.

The program accepts applications to begin study in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

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Alternative Master's Program

The Alternative Masters Program (AMP) is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education who want to become certified teachers. Students who successfully complete the AMP will earn a master’s degree in education and be eligible for Class A certification in their specific teaching field. Read more about the Alternative Master's Program.