This curriculum is offered in a blended learning format.

The Alternative Master of Arts in Education in Special Education with Early Childhood Special Education Concentration is designed for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than education and do not currently hold teacher certification. This program prepares students to work with young children with delays or disabilities and their families in a variety of settings (early intervention, preschool, or K-3 settings).

Coursework takes a minimum of 39 semester hours to complete and includes courses in early intervention and preschool curriculum and methods, physical and health care support, and communication facilitation and technology applications as well as a practicum. 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 early childhood special education program, applicants must meet the AMP admission requirements and attend an AMP information session. Applicants to the early childhood special education AMP must have an undergraduate major and the following required courses (can be taken first semester of AMP): 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.