Description of the Program

This program is intended for individuals with at least a bachelor's degree in a non-education field who intend to become elementary educators (K-6). The program leads to the completion of the graduate degree but also fulfills the requirements for an Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Alternative-A Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (K-6). 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Unconditional admission to UAH and major department (if applicable)
  2. GPA of 2.75 or higher in undergraduate
  3. Passing score on required Praxis II Content Area Exam (Multiple Subjects)
  4. Program of Study (POS) on file in Education 

Program Requirements

Curriculum
ED 604CONTRIBUTION PSY TO EDUC3
ED 609CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT3
Methods of Teaching
EDC 511INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES3
Diverse Populations
ED 530APPLIED MULTICULTURALISM3
Literacy
ED 575READING PRIMARY GRADES3
ED 520COMPUTER BASED INSTRUCT'L TECH3
Professionalism
ED 501INTRO TO EDUCATION0
Using Assessment Data to Improve Student Learning
ED 607EDU LEADER AS EVALUATOR3
Survey of Special Education Coursework
ED 593ED EXCEPT CHILD & YOUTH3
Internship
ED 693ELEMENTARY INTERNSHIP3
Teaching Field
ED 615READING INTERMEDIATE GRD3
ED 671TCHG ELEM LANGUAGE ARTS3
ED 672TCHG ELEM SOCIAL STUDIES3
ED 673TCHG NATURAL/HLTH SCIENCE3
ED 674TCHG ELEM. MATHEMATICS3
ED 610TEACHING FINE ARTS ELEM SCHOOL2
KIN 564HEALTH/PE FOR ELEM TEACHER2
Students are required to complete 200 hours of field experiences throughout the program before their internship.
Total Semester Hours46