The Special Education and Multiple Abilities faculty recognize special education as a dynamic field dedicated to the realization of human potential. It is the mission of the Special Education and Multiple Abilities Department to facilitate ideas and professional knowledge necessary to maximize learning opportunities for prospective practitioners and ultimately for children experiencing cognitive, social, behavioral, physical and/or multiple disabilities.
Through the University of Alabama's master's degree program in Special Education Collaborative 6-12 you can gain the skills you need to help secondary school students reach their full potential.
This program is designed for educators who currently hold bachelor's-level teaching certification. Completion of the program leads to Alabama Class A certification in Collaborative 6-12.
Students can choose to take classes in Tuscaloosa or at The University of Alabama Gadsden Center. This convenient option meets the needs of educators seeking an advanced degree who live and work in West, Central, and North Alabama. Classes offered in Tuscaloosa as well as at UA's Gadsden Center are led by experienced faculty members from the College of Education. View the curriculum here.
The program utilizes a variety of delivery formats that include online, weekend, and web-assisted courses making it convenient for educators working full time to earn an advanced degree.
The Alternative Master of Arts degree program is designed for those who do not currently hold a bachelor's degree in education or initial certification/licensure at any level. Completion of the program leads to Alabama Class A teaching certification in Special Education Collaborative 6-12. Classes are offered on the Tuscaloosa campus. During the last semester of the program students complete an internship under the guidance of a certified teacher. View the curriculum here.