What will I learn?

The secondary education program offers exemplary professional programs that prepare educators to be reflective decision-makers, researchers, and facilitators of student learning in general. The programs in secondary education lead to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and the Alabama Class B (grades 6–12) professional certificate in the areas of English language arts, foreign language education (French, German, Latin, and Spanish), mathematics, general science (biology, chemistry, or physics major), and general social science. Students complete their internships in the Tuscaloosa area; however, there are opportunities to student teach in foreign countries such as England, Ireland, and South Africa. Faculty provide students with many opportunities to become involved in scholarly endeavors such as conducting research, presenting papers at conferences, and co-authoring articles. Secondary education students are typically interested in pursuing careers as middle and/or high school teachers.

Requirements for Secondary Education (6-12) Teaching Fields

  • English Language Arts (Comprehensive, 6-12)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mathematics (6-12)
  • General Science (Comprehensive, 6-12) with content major of Biology
  • General Science (Comprehensive, 6-12) with content major of Chemistry
  • General Science (Comprehensive, 6-12) with content major of Physics
  • General Social Science (Comprehensive, 6-12)
  • Spanish (6-12)
  • Middle School (4-8) Endorsement on Secondary Certificate (6-12)

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Secondary Education program are teaching in many school systems in Alabama and across the country.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,250.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

12 January 2022


College of Education

Carmichael Hall 201,



35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students completing a high school diploma equivalent to U.S degree.

For international students

Students completing a high school diploma equivalent to U.S degree.

International applicants must submit an official qualifying English Proficiency test score:

TOEFL iBT score of 79 and above

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 and above

IELTS score of 6.0 or above

Pearson’s Test of English score of 54 or above

Duolingo English Test score of 51 or above

International Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: May 1; Spring Semester: October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Alabama

Boasting a long history of success, The University of Alabama produces legendary results through our scholars’ research and service.

  • Located in the mid-size city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 200 programs in 10 academic schools
  • Scholarships for international students at all levels
  • More than 600 student organizations