Chair: Professor Thrower.
Professors Cost, Whitsett; Associate Professors Alexiou-Ray, Cook, Ratchford, Smajic, Smith, Williams; Assistant Professors Davis, Ploessl, Raulston, Samuels A., Samuels G., Shanks, Taylor; Instructor: Gilmore.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education meets requirements for an Alabama Class B certificate. Study for a B.A. instead of a B.S. degree requires a conference with an adviser.
A traditional minor is not required in Elementary Education.
Students seeking certification in Elementary Education are required to take a minimum of 12 semester hours in each of the following areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences.
Collaborative K-6 (special education) endorsement added to Elementary
Study for a certificate in Elementary Education allows for a Collaborative K-6 endorsement with the completion of additional classes. The endorsement certifies that the recipient is qualified to teach in all areas of special education except for the areas of sensory impairments and gifted. Additional requirements for the endorsement include SPED 416 , SPED 440 , and SPED 462 , along with an internship in an appropriate collaborative setting.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education meets requirements for an Alabama Class B (Grades 6-12) certificate. Study for a B.A. instead of a B.S. degree requires a conference with an adviser.
Secondary-school certification is available in the following field at the undergraduate level:
- Family and Consumer Sciences
Secondary education is available in other fields at the graduate level. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for information about additional fields of secondary education.
Courses in Teaching, Leadership, & Technology
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceMinor(s)