Alternative Master of Education in Elementary Education
Elementary Education Alt. M.Ed.
The Alternative Master of Education (Alt. M.Ed.) in Elementary Education is a 42-hour program that prepares individuals holding a B.S. to teach in kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Elementary Education (K-6) certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions
- A grade-point average of at least 2.75 (A=4.0) documented on the official transcript from the degree-granting regionally accredited institution.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate introductory reading course. EDU 330 Foundations of Reading Instruction or an equivalent course.
- Satisfactory performance on the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (Core). Information and registration for the Core (formerly Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program - AECPT) are available at ets.org/praxis/al/al_teacher_ed.
- Passing score on Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Praxis II Praxis II requirements are subject to change as dictated by the ALSDE. See http://www.ets.org/praxis/al/al_teacher_ed/ for current ALSDE requirements.
- Clear Alabama State Department of Education background check. Information and registration for the ALSDE background check and fingerprinting sites are available at http://www.cogentid.com/alabama.
- Graduate Studies requirements for admission.
REQUIRED ITEMS TO SUBMIT TO THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
(Application will be considered incomplete until all items are received.)
- The Application for Admission to the Graduate School. Application and all supporting documents must be received prior to the semester of entry deadline. Application and semester deadlines are available at http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions.
- Official transcripts from each institution attended since high school, regardless of whether credit was earned.
- Two recommendation forms attesting to your scholarship and/or professional abilities.
- Two page narrative on your career goals and purpose for graduate study.
Rebecca Giles, Ph.D.
Ph: (251) 380-2899