Dr. Beth Quick appointed Dean of UAH’s College of Education

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Dr. Beth Quick was appointed Dean of the College of Education at UAH.

Michael Mercier | UAH

Effective January 1, 2015, Dr. Beth Quick will assume the role of Dean of the College of Education at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Dr. Quick currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College.

Dr. Quick earned a B.S. from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and a Master’s of Education and a Doctorate of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Prior to her arrival at UAH, she held positions at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee State University, and Florida State University.

In an announcement released earlier today, Dr. Christine W. Curtis, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, said Dr. Quick “brings a wealth of experience in leadership and administration, research, scholarship, and teaching to the College of Education,” along with her “numerous distinctions and achievements.”

The College of Education at UAH comprises a Department of Curriculum and Instruction, a Department of Kinesiology, and the UAH Rise School, an outreach and service unit. Its formation was approved earlier this year by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama, with final approval from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) expected in the new year.

It offers a number of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the following:

Undergraduate Degree Programs

B.A. in Elementary Education (K-6)
B.S. in Secondary Education (6-12)
B.A. in Music with a concentration in education (P-12)

  • Instrumental
  • Choral

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Education (Class A Licensure)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Class A Collaborative K-6 or Class A Collaborative 6-12)
  • Differentiated Instruction in Elementary Education (Class A Elementary)
  • Reading Education (Class A Reading Specialist)
  • English Speakers of Other Languages (Class A ESOL)

Alternative Fifth Year Program (6-12)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language Arts
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Advanced (Class A) Licensure

  • Biology (6-12)
  • Chemistry (6-12)
  • English Language Arts (6-12)
  • History (6-12)
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • Physics (6-12)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate

Coming in 2015

B.S. in Kinesiology

  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education (Class B P-12 license)


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