The College of Education includes two academic departments – the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Kinesiology – as well as the UAH Rise School.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction focuses on collaborative, early, elementary, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and secondary teacher preparation, while the Department of Kinesiology focuses on exercise science and preparing physical education teachers.

It is important to note that admission to the university does not qualify a student for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Because admission to the program is competitive, students are encouraged to contact the College of Education during their freshman or sophomore years to be assigned to an advisor.