College of Education
The graduate programs of study in the College of Education are designed to bring professional practitioners to a more expert level in the specific area of their professional practices, and to extend their range of skills as a student of that practice. For a small number of students, the programs are designed to enable those so qualified to go on to advanced graduate study. The College of Education offers programs leading to the Master of Education degree in Counselor Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Media, Elementary Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Reading Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education; and to the Master of Science degree in Community Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Instructional Design and Development, Exercise Technology.
Programs of study leading to the Alabama Class A and Class AA Professional Teaching Certificates are available in appropriate areas.
Alternative Master of Education degree programs are available in selected areas to persons who have earned a non-educational baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.Educational Specialist Degree
The College of Education offers a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Instructional Design and Development. The purpose of the program is to produce graduates who will discover, advance, and disseminate knowledge in the field of instructional design and development.
The program consists of components in instructional systems design, instructional technology, learning theory, and research and evaluation. Program emphases are: applying instructional systems design procedures in educational program development; developing instructional models for a variety of subject matter areas and educational settings; matching instructional strategies to student learning styles; evaluating, selecting, and integrating new technologies into instructional systems; and utilizing formative and summative evaluation and research in the development and improvement of instructional systems. Graduates of the program will be prepared to function in school districts, colleges and universities, business and industry, health care organizations, and the military with responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs.
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The University of South Alabama provides equal educational opportunities to and is open and accessible to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or qualified handicap/disability, with respect to all of its programs and activities.
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