In general, the program requires a minimum of 42 graduate hours and such additional undergraduate courses or experiences as the Department may require. Please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/programs.html for specific requirements. See College of Education and Professional Studies general section for program admission requirements.
The program for the Alternative M.Ed. in Elementary Education is as follows: 42 minimum graduate hours requires (500 level).
|Curriculum and Teaching|
|EEC 522||Elementary School Curriculum||3|
|EEC 523||Instr Plan Elem School||3|
|Foundations/Special Education Elective|
|SPE 500||Nat-Needs of Exc Chld and Yth||3|
|EPY 502||Psy Prin Learning||3|
|Research and Evaluation|
|EPY 525||Assessment & Research in Educ||3|
|EDM 510||Microcomputing Systems in Ed||3|
|EEC 532||Lit and Lang Dev in Elem Sch||3|
|EEC 535||Trends in Teaching Mathematics||3|
|EEC 537||Teaching Science||3|
|RED 520||Reading Foundations||3|
|RED 531||Trends-Practices Tchg Reading||3|
|Select three hours from the following: AED, EEC, RED||3|
|EEC 557||Elementary Practicum||3|
|Clinical Field Experience|
|EEC 595||Internship-Elementary (Supervised practice in a school setting in the student's teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester)||6|
Alabama State Department of Education Certification Requirements
A Student applying for initial teacher certification will be required to pass the appropriate Praxis II test (s) and have a successful score on his/her edTPA portfolio. ALSDE certification requirements are subject to change and students will be required to meet those which are in place the semester they are applying for certification. Prior to registering for any Praxis II exam, please verify current requirements by going directly to the ALABAMA portion of the Praxis II website at http://www.ets.org/praxis/al.