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2022 - 2023 General Catalog

2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog












2018 - 2019



2017 - 2018



2016 - 2017



2015 - 2016



2014 - 2015



2013 - 2014



2012 - 2013



2011 - 2012



2010 - 2011*



2009 - 2010*




The University of West Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist and Doctoral degrees. If you have questions, contact the Commission on Colleges at


1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, GA 30033-4097

Or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of West Alabama.

Other Accreditations

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

3343 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

UWA is a member of:

Alabama Council for International Programs

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities

The curricula, course descriptions, and academic policies and procedures appearing in this catalogue are subject to change without prior notice to individual students. Students can be provided with information on changes by contacting the Office of the Provost.

The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosure

Federal law requires disclosure to applicants and students regarding professional licensure/certification and the programs of study at UWA. While licensure or certification may be available in your field of study, not all programs offered at UWA are not designed to lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our programs may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our programs meet its academic criteria.

Important Note for Prospective Students

The University of West Alabama is working to determine if the programs that may lead to licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in all states. If you are interested in learning about professional licensure or certification requirements specific to your program and your specified state of residency, please review the links below. If you are in need of additional information please visit https://nc-sara.org/professional-licensure-directory to review NC-SARA’s professional licensure directory.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Athletic Training, BS

Division of Nursing

Nursing, AS

College of Education

School Counseling, Ed.S

Library Media, Ed.S

Instructional Leadership, Ed.S 

Teacher Leader, Ed.S 

Early Childhood Education, Ed.S  

Elementary Education, Ed.S  

Collaborative Special Education K-6, Ed.S 

Collaborative Special Education 6-12, Ed.S  

School Counseling, M.Ed 

Library Media, M.Ed

Instructional Leadership, M.Ed

Mathematics 6-12, M.Ed or MAT

History 6-12, M.Ed or MAT

General Social Science 6-12, M.Ed or MAT 

General Science 6-12, M.Ed or MAT

English Language Arts 6-12, M.Ed or MAT 

Biology 6-12, M.Ed or MAT

Early Childhood Education P-3, M.Ed 

Elementary Education K-6, M.Ed 

Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6, M.Ed

Special Education Collaborative Teacher 6-12, M.Ed 

Physical Education P-12, M.Ed or MAT 

Alternative Class A Mathematics 6-12

Alternative Class A History 6-12 

Alternative Class A General Social Science 6-12

Alternative Class A General Science 6-12

Alternative Class A ELA 6-12

Alternative Class A Biology 6-12 

Alternative Class A Early Childhood

Alternative Class A Elementary

Alternative Class A Collaborative Special Education K-6 

Alternative Class A Collaborative Special Education 6-12 

Alternative Class A PE 

Mathematics 6-12, BS

History 6-12, BS

General Social Science 6-12, BS

General Science 6-12, BS 

English Language Arts 6-12, BS 

Biology 6-12, BS 

Early Childhood Education P-3, BS

Elementary Education K-6, BS 

Collaborative Special Education K-6, BS

Collaborative Special Education K-6 and 6-12, BS

Physical Education P-12, BS

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