The mission of the division is to supply secondary education majors with the understanding, abilities, and dispositions essential to succeed for today’s changing classrooms in grades 4-8 and 7-12. To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have been admitted to teacher education, be in fantastic academic standing, have demonstrated necessary dispositions to be a prosperous teacher, have successfully completed the essential clinical practical experience, completed 56 of the needed 64 convocation credits, and have to have had a complete records check.
See University Core Curriculum and General Education Needs in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of expected courses. Common education requirements are detailed in the person degree tables, with some exceptions. The URI program in secondary education is a fully-accredited certification plan that prepares students to work in each high schools and middle schools (grades 7-12). All students earning certification need to successfully pass the Alabama Potential Teacher Testing Plan (APTTP).
Beeson Education Scholarships—A number of $1,000 scholarships are readily available to undergraduate education majors in early childhood education, elementary education, or secondary education due to the generosity of the Orlean Bullard Beeson family members. An advisor in the education division will be assigned upon the student’s admission to a teacher education program, though the key advisor resides in the fine arts department. Winner to come from sophomore, junior, or senior who is enrolled in the School of Education.