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Elementary Education


The Elementary Education program at The University of Alabama emphasizes the contextual basis for learning, particularly within the ever-expanding global community that includes many diverse kinds of learners and educators. Our initial and advanced degree programs are dedicated to developing professionals and scholars who understand and can apply theories of teaching and learning. We seek to graduate accomplished educators who reflect through their teaching and scholarship a deep understanding of pedagogy, content, and the nature of the learner.

Elementary majors complete four courses in each of the core subjects.

Elementary and Early Childhood Program Coordinator:  Dr. Cailin Kerch

Main Office:  201 Autherine Lucy Hall


Other forms

  • Fillable GA Application 2020
  • TEP Advising Sheet

Alabama State Department of Education Program Approval Checklists

State-approved program checklists may be updated more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to date information about requirements.  If you need a printed copy, please visit 104 Carmichael.


  • Dr. Brittany Adams

    Assistant Professor, Elementary Literacy Education

  • Dr. Lori Bruner

    Assistant Professor, Elementary Literacy

  • Dr. Julianne Coleman

    Professor, Elementary Literacy Education

  • Dr. Amanda Cramer

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

  • Dr. Melisa Fowler

    Clinical Professor, Elementary/Science Education

  • Dr. Cailin Kerch

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Elementary Education

  • Dr. Kantrele King

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Elementary Education

  • Dr. Jee Kyung Suh

    Assistant Professor, Science Education