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Students completing this program and all requirements outlined in the UAB undergraduate catalog will receive a  baccalaureate degree and be eligible for Alabama “Class B” professional teaching certificates in elementary education (grades K-6).

Professional preparation includes courses in humanistic and behavioral studies, elementary education, curriculum and teaching, evaluation of teaching and learning, extensive pre-internship field experiences in K-6 settings, and an internship.

  • 6 out of the last 9 Alabama Teachers of the Year are UAB School of Education and Human Sciences alumni.
  • Learning to teach diverse populations is paramount to our work. At the UAB School of Education and Human Sciences, you will have teaching field experiences in urban, suburban, and rural environments.
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct research and present at the Office of Undergraduate Research Expo.
  • Qualified students can apply for the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Honors Program in their junior year.

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