• Alternative A: General Social Science 6-12

    44 hours M.Ed.     |     50 hours M.A.T.

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses:

    A. Professional Courses: 28 hours

    • ED 500. Foundations of Education (3)
    • ED 505. Technology and Education (3)
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
    • ED 506. Educational Statistics (3)
    • ED 508. Technology Portfolio (1)
    • EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    • EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
    • ED 586. Methods of Teaching Social Science (3)
    • ED 501. Educational Planning (3)
    • ED 533. Reading Methods Secondary/P-12 (3)
    • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3)
    • ED 509. Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3)

    B. Teaching Field*:

    Twelve (12) hours of advisor approved electives at the 500 level in social science with at least one course in two areas.

    II. Additional Required Courses: 4 hours

    • ED 335. Field Experience P-12 I (1)
    • ED 336. Field Experience P-12 II (1)
    • ED 435. Field Experience P-12 III (1)
    • ED 436. Field Experience P-12 IV (1)


    * Students working toward the M.A.T. degree are required to earn eighteen (18) semester hours in one of the two required areas.

    ** Students must take courses in at least two areas of certification.

    A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program.  The student must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship.  Under no circumstances will the internship be waived.  The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1.  The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1.


    The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.