Alabama is one of many states coping with a growing teacher shortage, so the recent expansion of the College of Education at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) couldn't have come at a better time. What was once a single department within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences now houses two academic departments of its own – Curriculum and Instruction, and Kinesiology – in addition to the Rise School, an outreach and service unit. &quot;It's been an incredible first year,&quot; says Dr. Beth Quick, dean of the College of Education. &quot;We've seen a notable jump in enrollment, which tells us the demand is there.&quot; To continue to meet that demand, the College has been methodically increasing the number of degree programs it offers. Students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction can earn a bachelor of arts in elementary education or a bachelor of science in secondary education. &quot;We will also have a bachelor of science in early childhood and early childhood special education in the spring,&quot; says Dr. Quick, explaining that the latter will prepare students to work with all children, including those with developmental delays or disabilities, from birth to age eight.