Program Overview

Cohorts begin every Summer (May) and Fall (August). Candidates may be allowed to start in the Spring (January) after advisement by the Department. 

  • 33 hours
  • 1.5 years to complete (approx. 5 semesters)
  • Combination of some fully online courses and hybrid courses (with short face-to-face class meetings)

What Makes the Master of Education Program Unique?

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Master of Education program prepares you to serve all students! The focused program on Differentiated Instruction will equip a teacher to meet the needs of diverse students, including students with disabilities. As students, you will learn:

  • cultural factors influencing schools and classrooms;
  • effective management of learning environments;
  • innovative approaches to assessment and instruction;
  • methods for collaborating with parents, educators, and community members;
  • research-based strategies for teaching students from diverse backgrounds based upon their unique needs; 
  • how to conduct and use action research within your own classroom to support student learning.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville program also provides a unique experience for general education educators to learn side-by-side with special education educators in a core set of classes before moving to specific concentrations based upon your interest.  ESOL and Reading Specialist candidates must complete an internship, which may be done on the job throughout the program of study. The overall purpose of the Class A programs are to help teachers more effectively serve students in diverse settings through the development of a higher level of competence.


Based on your interests and needs, you may focus your coursework in the following concentrations. :

 Programs of Study (ALSDE Approved Checklists)

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