What degree will I earn?

You will earn a Master of Education Degree (M.Ed).


When can I begin courses in the M.Ed program?

Cohorts begin every Summer (end of May) and Fall (August) semester.


What must I do to be admitted to the M.Ed program?

Complete and submit the online application process for UAH Graduate Studies by accessing http://www.uah.edu/graduate/admissions/application/guide.  A non-refundable application fee of $40 for domestic students and $50 for international students must accompany the application. Applicants who have previously enrolled at UAHuntsville will pay a $25 fee.

Applicants must request that official transcripts and test score reports (GRE or MAT) be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Office of Graduate Admissions, 134 Madison Hall, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899.


What are the graduate admission requirements for the M.Ed program?

Applicants must hold a valid Alabama Class B teaching certificate, or equivalent, from an approved institution. The following minimum criteria must be met.

Unconditional Admission

To be admitted unconditionally, applicants must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on the undergraduate record, or

  2. A minimum score of 146 on the Verbal and 140 on the Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or

  3. At least 3 years of documented successful teaching experience as a licensed Class B Educator


For whom is the M.Ed program designed?

The program is designed for certified teachers (Class B license) who want to strengthen their knowledge and skills in serving students from diverse backgrounds.  Completers of the M.Ed program are eligible for Class A certification.

Concentration Options

Class A Certification


Differentiated Instruction

Elementary Education (K-6)

Class B Elementary (K-6) License

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Collaborative (K-6) or Collaborative (6-12)

Class B License in any teaching field


How is the program structured and delivered?

Most of the courses are delivered 100% online with a few courses offered as hybrid delivery where traditional face-to-face class meetings are utilized along with synchronized class meetings or online delivery.  Required class meetings will focus on practical applications of the content learned online but also allow for interactions with faculty on a personal level.  Class meetings will be recorded and posted online for later review if needed.  Assignments will be submitted online at the time of the day and place of your choice.


Is this program approved by the Alabama State Department of Education? 



Is the UAH Teacher Education program nationally accredited? 

Yes.  The UAH Teacher Education unit is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


What is the cost for the M.Ed courses?

UAH offers competitive tuition with a special scholarship program.


Who will be the instructors for the M.Ed courses?

You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced and highly-qualified faculty with doctoral degrees, extensive professional experience and scholarly productivity in their respective fields.  Areas of expertise include:  differentiated instruction, special education, elementary education, reading education, early childhood education, autism spectrum disorders, sensory disorders, educational psychology, technology, and educational research.

You will have opportunities to engage in focused and one-on-one interactions with leading instructors who are committed to providing you a robust education where research and theory are directly connected to YOUR classroom.

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