Master of Arts in Education in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education program prepares individuals for careers as highly qualified preschool, kindergarten, or elementary school teachers.  The curriculum provides skills and knowledge in theories on child development, developmental reading, primary math methods, teaching pedagogy, classroom management, and other concepts and skills that are critical to success as classroom teachers.

Courses may include:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Language Development
  • Studying the Child in School
  • Pre and Early Reading
  • Current Issues in Education


  • Most or all content delivered online with the potential of few on-campus meetings
  • Requires from 31-34 credits for completion
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • MAT or GRE scores
  • Essay
  • Resume/CV
  • Three recommendations
  • Class B teaching certification through Alabama or an approved non-resident equivalent

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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