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Earn an advanced education degree online through Bama By Distance.

Learn skills and techniques to improve your teaching, enhance your learning environment or prepare yourself for leadership by earning a degree from The University of Alabama, no matter where you are. With flexible online formats, you can further your education while continuing to work full time.


No Matter What Your Goals Are in Education, We Can Help You Get There

The University of Alabama's College of Education offers distance learning degree programs at the master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels. Bama By Distance can help you become an expert in a wide range of areas in the field of education. Select the degrees below to view a list of programs.

  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Leadership (Instructional Leadership P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Psychology, specialization in Learning and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology, concentration in School Psychometry
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Instructional Technology
  • Kinesiology, Sport Management P-12 Teacher Certification
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Secondary Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages P-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (English Language Arts 6-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (General Social Science 6-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (Reading Specialist P-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (Science 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative K-6 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Gifted and Talented P-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative K-6 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Gifted and Talented P-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Early Childhood B-8 Certification)
  • Counselor Education (School Counseling P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Leadership (Instructional Leadership P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Leadership (Teacher Leader P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Psychology - School Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education (Science 6-12 Certification)
  • Educational Leadership (Hybrid)
  • Higher Education Administration (Executive Cohort)
  • Instructional Leadership, Concentration in Nurse Education (Hybrid)
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The Same Degree

A degree earned through Bama By Distance is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Bama By Distance graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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Bama By Distance students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates in companies and cities across the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're in the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

You don't have to take our word for it!

Hear from some of our graduates about what earning a degree online from
The University of Alabama means to them.

Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their Bama By Distance stories.

How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our Bama By Distance students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.