The UAB School of Education’s online graduate programs got a substantial boost in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Programs" for 2017.

Among schools of education, the magazine rated the UAB SOE at No. 29 in 2017 for its online programs, up from No. 95 in 2016. The new ranking puts the SOE among the top 10 percent of the nation’s schools of education with online programs.

“I believe the SOE rose in the ranking thanks to the hard work and commitment of the faculty, administration and staff within our school to provide continual professional development and resources that enable us to offer an exemplary online learning environment for our students,” says Jenelle Hodges, Ph.D., administrator of the SOE’s Canvas learning management system.

The School of Education is offering a new master’s program that promises to prepare students for one of the country’s most in-demand professions.

The job outlook for instructional design and development is one of the brightest in the country.

The UAB School of Education recently held its 2016-2017 Student Awards Ceremony at the Hill Student Center on the UAB campus. The following students were honored for their outstanding achievements.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program is enjoying more than $10 million in federal funding this year.

“I always wanted to be a teacher and to help somebody”, says University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education alumna Constance Burns.

Burns grew up in Birmingham. She later earned her bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in history and secondary education from the UAB School of Education in 1972 and 1974 respectively.

When it comes to the state Teacher of the Year contest, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education grads are on a winning streak.

Birmingham native Dana Jacobson is the 2016-2017 Alabama Teacher of the Year. She is the sixth UAB School of Education alum, and the fourth in four consecutive years, to win the state’s top prize. The past winners are: Ann Dominick, Ed.D., (1999); UAB Associate Professor of Education Tonya Perry, Ph.D., (2000); Alison Grizzle, Ed.D., (2013); Anne Marie Corgill (2014); and Jennifer Brown (2015).