UAH

Degree Options

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Education currently has multiple graduate degrees. Selecting which one is right for you is dependent on your needs.

 

I have a degree in elementary education (Class B Certification) and I want a master's degree in elementary education.

The UAH Master of Education (elementary education concentration) is focused on preparing elementary teachers to work diverse learners in the ever-changing educational environment. Graduates will earn a M.Ed. and will be eligible for a Class A Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (K-6).

 

I have a bachelor's degree in education (any area) and I think I want to be a special education teacher.

Then the UAH Master of Education (collaborative teaching-autism) is the program that will prepare you to work in special education. This program has a specific emphasis on autism spectrum. Graduates will earn a M.Ed. and will be eligible for a Class A Teaching Certificate in Collaborative Teaching -Autism (K-6 or 6-12 depending on held certification).

 

I have a bachelor's degree in education and I want to be an ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) teacher. 

If you already hold a Class B teaching license, you should enroll in the master’s degree that leads to Class A ESOL licensure.  If you are not a licensed teacher, you should enroll in the Alternative Fifth Year Program focused on initial ESOL licensure.

 

I have a bachelor's degree in secondary education in math, biology, chemistry, physics, history (social sciences), or English and I want a master's degree in that area.

The UAH Department of Education, in partnership with content departments on campus, have programs that lead to a master's degree in the content area while earning an advanced (Class A) teaching licensure.

 

I have a bachelor's degree in education and I want to earn a Reading Specialist degree.

UAH, in partnership with the UAH Department of English, have a program that leads to a master's degree that leads to P-12 Class A Reading Specialist licensure. Graduates will earn a master's degree in English and will be eligible for a Class A Reading Specialist Licensure.

 

I have a bachelor's degree NOT in education, but I want to become a teacher. 

The UAH Alternative Fifth Year Program is focused on preparing individuals with a bachelor's degree outside of education to enter the teaching profession. Graduate of this program earn a master's degree in the content area along with becoming eligible to earn a Class A Teaching License in the content area. UAH currently has programs in Biology (6-12), Chemistry (6-12), English Language Arts (6-12), History (6-12), Mathematics (6-12), Physics (6-12), and English as a Second Language (P-12).

 

I have a degree in education but I need to take some classes to renew my teaching certificate.

Students who need to take courses for renewal of licensure will need to meet individually with the department to help determine which courses will meet the requirements of licensure.