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Admission - EdS in Elementary Education

Admission to the Educational Specialist in Elementary Education degree program requires the following:

  • A master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Current Alabama Class A certification in Elementary Education
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 average for the last 60 semester hours in a degree program, or a 3.0 or higher in a completed graduate degree program
  • A minimum combined score of 300 on the GRE or at least a 50th percentile on the MAT

A completed UA Graduate School application package includes:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from principal/superintendent)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate School application
  • Official test scores

How do I apply?