University of West Alabama

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Education - Early Childhood Education (P-3) Master of Arts in Teaching (certification and non-certification)
Master of Education - Elementary Education (K-6) Education Specialist - Special Education Collaborative K-6
Master of Education - High School (6-12) and (P-12) Education Specialist - Special Education Collaborative 6-12
Master of Education - Library Media Education Specialist - Counseling (non-certification)
Master of Education - School Counseling Education Specialist - School Counseling
Master of Education - Special Education - Collaborative Teacher (K-6) Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
Master of Education - Special Education - Collaborative Teacher (6-12) Education Specialist - Elementary Education
Master of Science in Continuing Education - College Student Development Education Specialist - Instructional Leadership
Master of Science in Continuing Education - Counseling / Psychology Education Specialist - Teacher Leader
Master of Science in Continuing Education - Guidance and Counseling Education Specialist - Library Media
Master of Science in Continuing Education - Library Media Education Specialist - Library Media (non-certification)
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

There are no residency requirements for UWA Online students, whether they are graduate or undergraduate.You can complete your coursework in the privacy of your home or office at times that are convenient to you.UWA online courses are asynchronous, which means you work at your chosen time of the day. UWA Online offers five terms per year, as opposed to the traditional three terms offered to on-campus students.The Julia Tutwiler College of Education is NCATE accredited.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms On campus classes are semesterly. Online classes are quarterly.

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 22
Concentrations offered
Education, General Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Special Education and Teaching Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 220

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 50 full-time; 79 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 98% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 43
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 13 full-time; 4 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 30
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students Most

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 9 years

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