12 months
1187 USD/credit 39171 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 36597 USD/year
468 USD/credit 15444 USD/year
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Do you believe strongly that children need a top-quality education in their early years in order to be successful in life? If so, a MAEd in Elementary Education at The University of Alabama at Birmingham can help you learn the latest in instructional methods and how to serve the many diverse student populations of the 21st century.


To get started, we're going to teach you about reading education and the learning process, as well as how to find and analyze research in early childhood and elementary education. Next, you'll take required courses that cover topics such as the exceptional learner, curriculum development, pedagogy advocacy and collaboration, and analyzing children in school. 

Your elective options will include Cognitive Curriculum, Child Psychology, and Teaching in a Diverse Society. Best of all, we're going to give you both internship opportunities as well as access to professional-learning communities. That way, you can get the critically important real-world experience and occupational connections you need for success when it's time to hit the job market.

Fast Facts:

  • Earn this Elementary Education degree online—it was named one of the best online elementary education master's programs by bestschools.org
  • Six of the last nine Alabama Teachers of the Year are The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education alumni.

Programme Structure


  • Teaching Reading P-12
  • Reading in Teaching and Learning
  • Primary Mathematics: A Constructive Approach
  • Teaching Social Studies N-6
  • Teaching Science N-6
  • Reading Assessment and Evaluation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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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

    39171 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36597 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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