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  • High School (6-12) and Preschool - Grade 12 (P-12) Program Requirements    Available Online 

    Program Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to these programs, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including fingerprints/verification of background clearance, and hold valid baccalaureate level certification in the same area.

    I. Conditional Admission Required Courses: 9 hours

    ED 500 . Foundations of Education (3)
    OR
    ED 501 . Educational Planning (3)
    ED 504 . Techniques of Educational Research (3)
    OR
    ED 506 . Educational Statistics (3)
    ED 505 . Technology and Education (3)


    II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 25 hours

    A. Professional Courses: 10 hours

    ED 508 . Technology Portfolio (1)
    EP 500 . Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
    OR
    EP 506 . Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
    SE 500 . Introduction to Special Education (3) *
    Approved Elective in Education (500-level) (3)


    B. Teaching Field: 15 hours

    Biology
    History
    English Language Arts
    Mathematics
    Physical Education
    Science Social Science

    English Language Arts students must include EH 501. Research in Literary Studies (3). Students in English Language Arts must also take EH 580. Teaching Composition (3), if they have no previous credit for the course. Students majoring in English Language Arts, Science, or Social Science must take courses in at least two areas of certification.

    Total Required: 34 hours

    Note(s):

    • *Students who have not previously met the special education requirement must take a general survey course in special education.
    • This program is also offered online.

    Program Completion Requirements

    The student shall:

    1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below "C."
    2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

    Governance

    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.