Education Specialist in Physical Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Physical Education program is intended for teachers with master’s degrees in physical education and Class A teacher certification that want to prepare for Class AA certification in physical education.  Graduates may advance professionally as elementary school, middle school, or high school physical education teachers and coaches.  

Courses may include:  

  • Current Readings in Physical Education
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Seminar in Physical Education
  • Supervised Research in Physical Education
  • Advanced Field Experience in Physical Education


  • Requires from 30-33 credits for completion
  • Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • MAT or GRE scores
  • Three recommendations
  • Valid Alabama master's level professional educator teaching certification (Class A) or approved equivalent
  • GPA of at least a 3.25 on the master's degree transcript with earned Class A teaching certification
  • Criminal background clearance

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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