M.A. On Campus

Educational Studies

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

12 months
34230 USD/year
31980 USD/year
13500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Educational Studies at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an MAEd without state-issued teacher certification for education-related employment that does not require certification. 


This Educational Studies MAEd at The University of Alabama at Birmingham consists of a 15-hour core with one course from each of these five areas: Curriculum Design and Implementation, Assessment and Measurement, Diverse Populations, Special Education, and Practicum/Capstone. This MAEd program also consists of a concentration (12 credit hours) and an elective (3 credit hours). For their concentration, students select from among the following five options: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Physical Education. This MAEd degree program facilitates the type of flexibility needed by graduate students to focus their coursework in a way that is most beneficial to them professionally and to their respective constituencies. These concentrations prepare educators for designing educational programs and delivering instruction in diverse settings that do not require state-issued educator certification.

Students in the Educational Studies MAEd are expected to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Knowledge in curriculum design and implementation, assessment and measurement, diverse populations, and special education.
  • Knowledge for designing and implementing instruction in the selected concentration.
  • Skills for delivering instruction.
  • Knowledge and skills to be competitive when seeking admission to advanced degree programs.

Programme Structure


  • Program and Lesson Planning
  • Innovative Practices in Curriculum
  • Reading in Content Areas
  • Models of Teaching
  • Elementary School Physical Education
  • Assessment in Physical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Citizenship/Immigration Documents
  • Application Fee
  • English Proficiency Exams
  • Transcripts and Proof of Degree
  • Official Test Scores
  • Additional Requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1066 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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