The University of West Alabama offers an online Education Specialist in Teacher Leader degree. Designed for educators seeking advancement at the doctoral level in a shorter time span, this degree prepares educators for expert level teaching. Topic areas include assessment, mentoring, research, and leadership.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
University of West Alabama is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Criminal Background Check, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)
- Applicants should have a minimum of three full years of full-time teaching experience in a P-12 setting.
- If an individual is admitted to an Alabama Class AA Teacher Leader program based on a master’s-level Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support from another state, completes the Class AA Teacher Leader program and subsequently applies for Class AA Teacher Leader certification, then the individual must earn at least a Class A Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support before applying for Class AA certification.