You must first be accepted into The University of Alabama, and then into a degree program in the College. For graduate admissions, visit the Graduate School home page.
A minimum of 30 hours of course credit must be earned, as follows: curriculum and teaching, 6 hours; foundations of professional studies, 3 hours; evaluation of teaching and learning, 3 hours; teaching field, 12 hours; electives (which may be specified), 6 hours. If the special education requirement has not been fulfilled, the student may be required to complete an additional 3-hour survey course in special education. Students may not count more than 6 hours in certain seminar/workshop/problems courses toward the completion of the degree. A maximum of 12 hours of transfer credit, if approved by the student’s advisor, may be applied toward the degree. Students should see their advisers regarding which courses are appropriate for transfer credit.
The Elementary Education program at The University of Alabama emphasizes the contextual basis for learning, particularly within the ever-expanding global community that includes many diverse kinds of learners and educators. Our initial and advanced degree programs are dedicated to developing professionals and scholars who understand and can apply theories of teaching and learning. We seek to graduate accomplished educators who reflect through their teaching and scholarship a deep understanding of pedagogy, content, and the nature of the learner.