The University of West Alabama will observe Juneteenth National Independence Day on Wednesday, June 19.
Campus classes will not meet, and administrative offices will be closed.
The University of West Alabama logo

Collaborative Teacher Special Education

Bachelor of Science

Includes Certification in Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6 and 6-12.  

Every child should receive an education. That’s why we offer a curriculum for Collaborative Teacher Special Education that leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Collaborative Teacher Special Education. When you successfully complete the program, you will be certified by the Alabama State Department of Education to teach in an elementary, middle or high school in Alabama, or in any state with which Alabama has a reciprocity agreement. You will hold a certificate that allows you to be employed to teach grades K-6 and/or 6-12. 

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits

127 hours

Academic Calendars

Request More Information

Sample Courses

SE301 Introduction to Collaborative Teaching in Special Education

3 Credits

Overview of theory, methodology and skills used by special educators in their interactions with students, parents/ families, school and agency personnel for service delivery to students with disabilities. 

SE303 Behavior Management in the Classroom 

3 Credits

Classroom management theories, techniques, trends and skills necessary to help the educator effectively deal with a broad range of behavior problems that may be encountered in the classroom. 

SE305 Communication Skills for Exceptional Learners

3 Credits

Assessment and remediation procedures for language arts/literacy skills and methods to augment communication skills including assistive technology. 

Career Outlook

Candidates holding this degree can work in school settings, facilities for children with severe disabilities and in camps and enrichment programs. Job placement rates are high. Salaries are dependent upon the school system. Advanced degrees increase salaries and can place an individual in a position for promotion. 

Luie the Tiger waves to parade onlookers
Graduate in regalia

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships provide invaluable opportunities for students to pursue higher education and achieve their academic goals. Financial aid encompasses various forms of assistance, including grants and fellowships, loans, work-study programs and scholarships. Financial aid and scholarships alleviate the financial burden of tuition fees, textbooks and living expenses, making higher education more accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. By supporting students’ financial needs, universities foster a culture of inclusivity, equal opportunity and lifelong learning.

Hear From Our Alumni

Hear from previous and current students about their experiences.
Graduate in regalia

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a prospective student or visitor looking for information quickly and efficiently? The frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on the university’s website answers common inquiries about admissions, tuition, programs, campus facilities and more.

Ready to Apply?

Life at UWA

Your UWA education is so much more than going to class. Learn more about the countless opportunities to be a part of something great, from service organizations and Greek Life to clubs and much more.

  • Find Info For
  • Academics
  • About UWA
  • Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Life at UWA
  • Online Programs
  • Give Back

Add Your Heading Text Here