Alternative Class A Program

M.Ed Early Childhood & Elementary Education, P-3/K-6

Certification

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

October 21

Est. Program Length

2 years

Credit Hours

49

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Degree Overview

Pursue a teaching career or change your teaching area with the online alternative teaching certification in early childhood and elementary education. This program provides you with master’s-level teaching certification in Alabama and a Master of Education (MEd) degree. You must have at least a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited institution, or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 GPA.

The continuum of field experiences required in UWA’s programs includes experiences in P-12 settings and culminates in an internship during the final semester. Students must also complete at least four seminars, as well as any necessary training sessions, which are available fully online with no on-campus time required.

Become an effective educator by learning at one of Alabama’s oldest and most prestigious universities. In a flexible online environment, develop the knowledge and skills you need to impact students.

Who is this degree for?

  • Individuals seeking a master’s-level education and a Master’s Level Certificate.
  • Individuals seeking a teaching career.
  • Educators seeking a change in their teaching area.
  • Individuals seeking career advancement in classroom and specialty roles.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

October 21

Est. Program Length

2 years

Credit Hours

49

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

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Course Details

Total Hours: 49 

Program Completion Requirements

The educator candidate shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below ‘C.’

Requirements for Alabama Class A Certification

  • Meet all program requirements.
  • Have an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution documenting an earned master’s degree.

Admissions

Unconditional Admission to the Graduate School and the Educator Preparation Program

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited institution, or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 GPA.
  • Passing score on the appropriate Praxis II test.
  • Passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills test.
  • Fingerprint Clearance/Background Clearance on file with the Alabama State Department of Education.
  • All official transcripts from any university or junior colleges that have been attended.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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