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College of Education

The College of Education at The University of Alabama holds fast to its charter, expressed in 1844, as offering courses “with particular instruction in the art and business of a teacher.” Today, we are the largest producer of teachers in the state and pride ourselves on preparing school professionals who understand children, advance the highest causes of democracy and possess the subject matter knowledge and methodological competencies needed to bring improvements to the educational lives of children.

Read our Case Statement

$30,000,000 Campaign Goal

$23,977,272 Total Raised

80% Progress


Funding Highlights

  • New Community Engagement Efforts

    Support for our Statewide Afterschool Network, Gadsden Early Learning Initiative and Evidence-Based International Early Intervention Office.

  • Statewide UA Literacy Center

    Literacy intervention that focuses on preschool children and their parents and struggling readers in the early elementary school grades.

  • Teacher Shortage Scholarships

    These scholarships encourage teachers to take appointments in areas where fully certified teachers are critically low.

  • Endowed Professorships

    Establishing endowed professorships in key grant-seeking areas will deliver more resources to the college, lifting its reputation.

Letter From The Dean

Lifting Lives with Optimism and Hope

The College of Education aims to serve the people of Alabama and seek ways to be relevant in the lives of children, teachers, principals, parents, families and communities. We are an interventionist college that strives to actively bring solutions to the educational problems of today while advancing research-based insights that can be adopted by others who embrace a similar mandate.

Among other initiatives, we increase focus on literacy concerns across the state of Alabama, work with classroom teachers who struggle with behaviorally challenging students, support the education of young adults with ambulatory disabilities, assist families with infants and toddlers with special needs and develop large-scale district-wide school reform projects. Because we are the largest producer of teachers in the state and engage some of the strongest research faculty in the South, we can make an immense difference.

Wherever we go, the gifts of our donors go with us as we seek to improve lives through education, optimism and hope.

Peter Hlebowitsh

For More Information Please Contact

Director of Development
Stephen Abernathy
Peter Hlebowitsh

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