Students successfully completing this program and all requirements outlined in the UAB undergraduate catalog will receive a  baccalaureate degree and be eligible for Alabama “Class B” professional teaching certificates in elementary education (grades K-6).

Professional preparation includes courses in humanistic and behavioral studies, elementary education, curriculum and teaching, evaluation of teaching and learning, extensive pre-internship field experiences in K-6 settings, and an internship.

  • 6 out of the last 9 Alabama Teachers of the Year are alumni of the UAB School of Education.
  • Learning to teach diverse populations is paramount to our work. During your time at the UAB School of Education, you will have teaching field experiences in urban, suburban, and rural environments.
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct research and present at the Office of Undergraduate Research Expo.
  • Students can participate in service learning opportunities, including mentoring high school students throughout the state with GEAR UP Alabama.
  • Qualified students can apply for the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Honors Program in their junior year.

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