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Graduate Programs

Alternative Master's Degree Programs

UNA offers alternative master’s degree programs that lead to Alabama Professional Educator Certification in the following teaching fields: biology, business marketing, chemistry, early childhood education p-3, English for speakers of other languages, English language arts, family & consumer science, general science, general social science, history, mathematics, music-choral, music-instrumental, physical education, and Spanish.

Traditional Master's Degree Programs

UNA offers traditional master’s degree programs that lead to Alabama Professional Educator Certification in the following teaching fields and instructional support areas: biology, business marketing, chemistry, collaborative teacher (special education), early childhood education p-3, elementary, English for speakers of other languages, English language arts, family & consumer science, general science, general social science, geography, history, instructional leadership, mathematics, music-choral, music-instrumental, physical education, physics, school counseling, and Spanish.

In addition, non-certification programs in clinical mental health counseling and health and human performance are offered at the master’s level.

Education Specialist Degree Programs

UNA offers the Education Specialist degree programs that leads to certification in elementary, instructional leadership, and teacher leader.

Minimum Required GPAs for Admission*

Alternative A MAED (all teaching fields)
2.75 minimum GPA for admission
Early Childhood MAED
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Elementary MAED
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Secondary and P-12 MAED
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Instructional Leadership MAED
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Collaborative/Special Education MAED
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
School Counselor MAED
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Health and Human Performance MS
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
International ESOL MAED
2.5 minimum GPA for admission
Education Specialist, Elementary
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Education Specialist, Instructional Leadership
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Education Specialist, Teacher Leader
3.0 minimum GPA for admission
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL
3.0 minimum GPA for admission

*Candidates for traditional MAED programs with GPAs lower than the published minimum may be admitted with the official report of a passing score on the subject-appropriate Praxis II (per ALSDE set cut scores at time of exam administration) if  they possess active, valid ALSDE licensure.