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Secondary Education

Alternative Master's Degree Programs

The department of secondary education offers alternative master’s (5th year) programs that lead to Alabama Professional Educator Certification in the following teaching fields: biology, business marketing, chemistry, English for speakers of other languages, English language arts, general science, general social science, history, mathematics, music-choral, music-instrumental, and physical education.

  • Official Checklists/Programs of Study: Click here to see a complete list of majors and the official checklist (program of study) for each major.
  • Admission to Candidacy: Click here to see an admission to candidacy form.

Traditional Master's Degree Programs

UNA offers traditional master’s programs that lead to Alabama Professional Educator Certification in the following teaching fields and instructional support areas: biology, business marketing, chemistry, English for speakers of other languages, English language arts, general science, general social science, geography, history, instructional leadership, mathematics, music-choral, music-instrumental, physical education, physics, and school counseling.

  • Official Checklists/Programs of Study: Click here to see a complete list of majors and the official checklist (program of study) for each major.
  • Admission to Candidacy: Click here to see an admission to candidacy form.
  • Instructional Leadership: Click here to go directly to the Instructional Leadership webpage.

Education Specialist Degree Programs

The department of secondary education offers Education Specialist degree programs that leads to certification in instructional leadership, & teacher leader.

  • Official Checklists/Programs of Study: Click here to see a complete list of majors and the official checklist (program of study) for each major.
  • Admission to Candidacy: Click here to see an admission to candidacy form.
  • Instructional Leadership: Click here to go directly to the Instructional Leadership webpage.
  • Teacher Leader: Click here to go directly to the Teacher Leader webpage.

Doctorate of Education Degree Program

In addition to the UNA course and program offerings, we are pleased to announce our recent partnership with the University of Alabama that will bring their Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in instructional leadership to the UNA campus beginning fall 2010. Click here for more information regarding the UNA Cohort of the University of Alabama Ed.D. program.