Partnerships

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Education partners with North Alabama area K-12 school systems, including:

Here are some of the education partnerships and programs the College of Education is actively involved in:

UAH Rise School

The UAH Rise School is located on the UAH campus. It provides high-quality early-childhood education services to children with developmental disabilities and children without disabilities. Children from 6 weeks up to 6 years old are grouped by age and individual needs in an integrated environment containing a diverse range of abilities.

Study Buddy Program

The UAH College of Education University Place Elementary School continue to build upon a 1993 partnership agreement that facilitates the interaction of faculty and students. The Study Buddy project provides over 50 tutors a semester for at-risk children at the elementary school level. The tutors, teacher education candidates enrolled in ED 308 - Educational Psychology, work with students who need additional academic support in order to succeed. Exciting academic and social successes have resulted from the interaction of UAH education candidates and the elementary school children.

Contact: Dr. Monica Dillihunt monica.dillihunt@uah.edu

Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is the Alabama Department of Education's initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide. Its mission is to provide all students in Grades K-12 with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce and/or postsecondary studies (college and career ready).

Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI)

The Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) is a statewide K-12 initiative committed to supporting the development of high-quality instruction that will prepare all students wi​th the literacy skills needed to meet or exceed grad​e-level standards. The goal of the ARI is to significantly improve reading instruction and ultimately achieve 100% literacy among public school students.

America Reads America Counts

UAH has been participating in the federal America Reads America Counts program since 1998. Our goal is to provide tutors and volunteers for kindergarten through third grade children at a local school. The UAH America Reads America Counts program works with Rolling Hills and Morris elementary schools. The education dean or education faculty host an orientation session for the tutors before they begin their tutoring assignment. Each year UAH sends 15-20 tutors to these schools.

Contact: Mrs. Kathleen Sobai kcs0004@uah.edu

Extended Year Program

Each summer teacher candidates enrolled in EDC 302 - Introduction to Low Incidence Populations and EDC 341 - Transitions of K-12 Students spend four weeks assisting special education teachers and working one-on-one with students who have been identified with special needs. UAH faculty and classroom teachers monitor and mentor teacher candidates as they interact with the students.

Contact: Dr. Derrick Smith derrick.smith@uah.edu