The College of Education has grown in its comprehensiveness and now reaches out in multiple ways to all who are involved in the educational endeavor. We conduct research to inform the judgment of practitioners in schools and in allied fields, we train scholars and administrators, and we constantly look for ways to make life better for school children, school teachers, and Alabamians in general.
The College of Education faculty have received awards locally, regionally, and nationally for their outstanding commitment to teaching and awards for being experts in their field. Students have been recognized university-wide for their teaching, research, and service.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The College renovated its flagship building, Autherine Lucy Hall, with an investment of $9.1 million dollars. Lucy Hall houses one of the finest counselor education facilities in the country.
Wade Hall, which houses the Department of Kinesiology, received a complete renovation in 2012.
The University of Alabama Disability Sports Program, which is housed in the College of Education, includes one of three collegiate women’s wheelchair basketball programs and one of 12 collegiate men’s wheelchair basketball programs in the country. The Stran-Hardin Adapted Athletics Facility was completed in 2018 making it the first of its kind in the country at an institution of higher education. The Parker-Haun Tennis Facility will be completed in fall 2021.
Secondary education majors complete double majors in subject field and education.
Elementary majors complete four courses in each of the core subjects.
All teacher education majors complete intensive field placements beginning their sophomore year.
Clinical master teachers teach many methods courses in K-12 schools.
Each student spends classroom time learning about diverse populations.
CrossingPoints, a school-to-work transition program for special-needs students, is a collaboration of the College of Education, the Tuscaloosa City School district and the Tuscaloosa County School district. It is designed to help 18 to 21 year old students learn on-the-job and independent living skills.
UA is an AMSTI site. The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide.
The Multiple Abilities Program (MAP) and the Elementary Education program have received Certificates of Distinction from the International Reading Association. The University of Alabama is one of 10 programs nationwide to hold this distinction.
The College of Education offers a minor in educational studies through Honors College to students who are not majoring in teacher education.
The College of Education houses the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST). COST is a national program that provides students from all over the United States with the opportunity to do their student teaching in a setting outside of the United States.
The College of Education has over 30,000 alumni specializing as teachers, administrators, school psychologists, and counselors.