This program requires the completion of at least 120 semester hours and leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the Alabama Class B Professional Certificate (grades K-6). The program is comprehensive, providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Students will spend between 500 and 600 hours practicing their craft in schools as well as take full coursework at the University.
Interests and Skills
The student who completes this program should have a desire to teach in an elementary school K-6 regular education classroom. Students do not have to have any prior experience in the classroom, although a lively interest in the institution of education and the state and national policies that shape school experiences is a plus.
There is only one degree option: Students prepare their knowledge base in Arts and Sciences in the first two years of their college experience. In the final two years, they learn how to teach that content through courses in pedagogy (methods of teaching) and practicum experiences in elementary schools.
Our graduates are certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade in Alabama.
Types of Jobs Accepted
Graduates accept jobs in public and private elementary and middle schools in Alabama and are automatically qualified for these jobs in other states that have signed a compact for reciprocal certification.
Jobs of Experienced Alumni
Alumni often return for additional degrees or certifications. They can then work as special educators, reading specialists, curriculum specialists, counselors, administrators or educational psychologists.
The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Programs resulting in a professional educator certificate have been approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. The College of Education maintains national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the teaching profession’s organization to help establish and maintain high quality teacher preparation.
Elementary Education (ELED)
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|EN 101||EN 102|
|FINE ARTS CORE||NATURAL SCI CORE|
|MATH CORE||MATH CORE
|PY 101||HISTORY CORE|
|FL OR C CORE||COM 123|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|LITERATURE CORE||HU, L, OR FA CORE|
|NATURAL SCI CORE||MATH CORE|
|MATH CORE||HI OR SB CORE|
|HI OR SB CORE||NATURAL SCI CORE|
|FL OR C CORE||MUE 107|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|BEP 305||BER 450|
|BEF 362||CEE 365|
|SPE 300||CEE 495|
|CEE 320||CEE 370|
|CRD 369||CEE 380|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|CEE 304||CEE 401|
|CEE 366||CEE 497|
|CEE 478||CEE 497|
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