In her new job, former special education teacher and assistant principal Sandy Naramore makes dreams come true for children suffering from serious illnesses and conditions.

Back in April, the UAB School of Education selected Sandy Naramore as the Outstanding Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Alumna for 2017. The honor came just four months after she took the reins as executive director of Magic Moments, a nonprofit that grants non-medical wishes for youngsters suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Anne Bruno LaRussa has worked for years to bring affordable mental health services to women and children in Birmingham. And she’s not done yet.

Birmingham native Anne Bruno LaRussa’s journey to becoming a mental health counselor started in the 1980s when she worked at a local community college advising older women who had returned to school to earn their degrees.

When UAB kinesiology professors needed a new teaching lab, the School of Education created a high-tech space that would take the program to a new level.

In the past, undergraduate exercise science, fitness leadership and physical education students at UAB conducted their kinesiology experiments in the Bell-Wallace Gymnasium and the School of Health Professions. But last fall, the SOE, with monies from the Provost’s Office, renovated two adjacent, first-floor classrooms in the building to create a new exercise physiology lab.

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.