Why work toward Alternative A certification in Elementary Education?
A Master of Education in Elementary Education Alternative A licensure is the route for those with degrees in other areas to move into the education field through ALSDE elementary certification. In addition to classroom work, a higher degree in education opens up doors across the field for additional opportunities.
Faulkner University’s online Master of Education in Elementary Education – Alternative A certification program gives you the flexibility and opportunity to complete your studies anytime, anywhere. The completion of an Alternative A certification also qualifies you for advanced pay in the state of Alabama.
New students are accepted into Faulkner University’s online M.Ed. Elementary Education – Alternative A certification program twice a year. Students are required to pass the Praxis II Multiple Subjects prior to admission into the program. The program consists of 16 hours of Elementary Education coursework and 26 hours of professional studies and pedagogy focused coursework which includes a 15-week student teaching internship. Field experiences and internship cannot be completed in your own classroom if you are currently teaching unless the candidate is on the Interim Employment Certificate.
*The College of Education welcomes transfer students from other regionally accredited institutions. No more than six (6) hours may be transferred from another university and accepted toward a Master of Education degree. All professional transfer courses are subject to approval by the ALSDE.
Alternative A Master of Education in Elementary Education additional information:
- This program leads to an Alabama Alternative Class A Certification in Elementary Education K-6.
- Praxis Multiple Subjects exam for K-6 Elementary is required for admissions into the program.
- A qualifying Praxis Core or ACT score is required for certification in Alabama.
New students are accepted into Faulkner University’s online M.Ed. Elementary Education – Alternative A certification program twice a year. Students are required to pass the Praxis II Multiple Subjects prior to admission into the program.
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