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 collaborative teachers (special education) (K-6 and 6-12). 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 Certificates in Collaborative Teaching, K-6 and 6-12.

*This program is awaiting approval by the Alabama State Department of Education with an anticipated start in Spring 2023.

Admission Requirements

  1. Unconditional admission to UAH and major department (if applicable)
  2. GPA of 2.5 or higher an accredited undergraduate program
  3. Passing score on required Praxis II Content Area Exam (Multiple Subjects)
  4. Program of Study (POS) on file in Education 

Program Requirements

ED 501INTRO TO EDUCATION0
EDC 511INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES3
ED 604CONTRIBUTION PSY TO EDUC3
ED 607EDU LEADER AS EVALUATOR3
ED 575READING PRIMARY GRADES3
ED 615READING INTERMEDIATE GRD3
ED 665DIFFNT ELEM LITERACY (R & W)3
ED 593ED EXCEPT CHILD & YOUTH3
or ED 530 APPLIED MULTICULTURALISM
EDC 636INTRO STUD AUTISM SPECTR DISOR3
Teaching Field (courses to be developed)15
EDC 602: Differentiated Instruction Across the Age-Span
EDC 521: Collaborative Consultations
EDC 502: Low Incidence Populations
EDC 651: Behavioral, Analytical, and Interventions
EDC 631: Critical Issues in Special Education
ED 696P-12 INTERNSHIP3-6
Total Semester Hours42-45