• About UWA Campus School

    The University of West Alabama Campus School is maintained by the University of West Alabama as a training facility for students enrolled at the Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education. It houses four full-time working classrooms.



    Our Philosophy

    We Believe

    . . . that children are active learners and unique individuals, learning according to a developmental sequence and progressing at their own pace.
    . . . the teachers are facilitators of the learning process, sensitive to developmental and individual needs of children and respectful and flexible in their dealings with the children.
    . . . that the appropriate curriculum addresses the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of the children.
    . . . that classroom management/discipline incorporates proper organization of the environment, appropriate activities and clear expression of expectations with natural and logical consequences. Our classroom management policy employs a positive approach, combining consistency with empathy.
    . . . that the best way to prepare potential teachers is through hands-on, real life practical experiences. Teacher candidates receive valuable training and experience while they assist with the program implementation.
    . . . there should be an atmosphere of mutual support between parents and staff in order to create an effective learning environment. We believe that parents need to be kept informed and have opportunities for involvement in classroom activities.