Frequently Asked Questions


The College of Education, as a part of the premier educational institution in Alabama, strives to provide teaching, research, and service that not only addresses state and regional interests, but also incorporates national and international perspectives.

The College offers exemplary professional programs to prepare graduates to be effective decision makers. We recruit quality candidates and encourage them to become self-directed lifelong learners through comprehensive instructional programs.

Many of the College of Education’s bachelor’s degrees focus on teacher education in the various fields of early childhood elementary education, physical education, music education, secondary education, and special education.

The College also offers an area of study in exercise science.  Students with this focus plan to enter into fields or graduate programs in exercise physiology, personal training, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, occupational therapy,  physical therapy, medicine, and physician assistant.

The College of Education offers graduate programs leading to the master of arts, the educational specialist, the doctor of education and the doctor of philosophy degrees.