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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program in English as a Second Language

Birmingham, AL

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Program in English as a Second Language is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 64

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam MAT (minimum score of 388 scaled, 35 raw) or GRE (minimum 290 on current test)
Varies
Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48
Applied
47
Accepted
46
Enrolled
98%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st June 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam MAT (minimum score of 388 scaled, 35 raw) or GRE (minimum 290 on current test)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$13,831
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

120
Total Graduate Students
90%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
9%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.67%
Black or African American 7.5%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.83%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 8

Research

Focus of faculty research: How mainstream teachers learn to implement ESL best practices and how they help their colleagues through collaborative mentoring; language use, identity, and the relationship between school and community empowering K- 12 administrators to become EL advocates; oral English proficiency of non-native English speakers pursuing graduate degrees in education and factors related to their identity and perceptions of self-efficacy as teachers
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1720 Second Avenue South, EB 100
Birmingham, AL  35294-1250
United States
Contact Dr. Susan Spezzini
Program Coordinator
Email: spezzini@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-8357
Fax: 205-934-4792