Transform Your Teaching Career with UA Online

Unlock new opportunities with advanced education degree and certificate programs from The University of Alabama.

Empower yourself with the skills and knowledge to elevate your teaching, enrich your classroom environment or step into leadership roles. Our programs offer the flexibility you need to pursue your educational goals while juggling your full-time commitments.

Ready to take the next step? Fill out the form below to explore your program options or kickstart your application process.


Why Choose UA Online?

Advance your career with a degree or certificate from a trusted institution and rise with the Tide!

We offer a comprehensive range of degree programs, including master's, educational specialist and doctoral levels. Whatever your aspirations in education, UA Online can help you achieve them.

Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology
Master of Arts
  • Class A Instructional Leadership Reduced Hour Option (Certification Only)
  • Elementary Education
  • Educational Leadership (Instructional Leadership P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Psychology, specialization in Learning and Assessment
  • Educational Psychology, concentration in School Psychometry
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Instructional Technology
  • Master’s level Gifted and Talented (Certification Only)
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Secondary Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages P-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (English Language Arts 6-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (General Social Science 6-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (Reading Specialist P-12 Certification)
  • Secondary Education (Science 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Autism P-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative K-6 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Early Childhood P-3 Certification)
  • Special Education (Gifted and Talented P-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Severe Disabilities)
Educational Specialist
  • Counselor Education (School Counseling P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Leadership (Instructional Leadership P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Leadership (Teacher Leader P-12 Certification)
  • Educational Psychology - School Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education (Science 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative K-6 Certification)
  • Special Education (Collaborative 6-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Gifted and Talented P-12 Certification)
  • Special Education (Early Childhood P-3 Certification)
Doctor of Education
  • Educational Leadership (Hybrid)
  • Higher Education Administration (Executive Cohort)
  • Instructional Leadership, Concentration in Nurse Education (Hybrid)
  • Special Education, coursework tracks in Autism, Collaborative, Gifted and Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy
  • PhD in Instructional Leadership, concentration in Instructional Technology

Affordable Excellence

Experience quality education without the premium price tag. UA Online offers the same tuition rate for all states. With access to UA Online scholarship and grant opportunities, including exclusive College of Education scholarships, pursuing your dreams has never been more achievable.

Premium Degree Programs at a Practical Price

UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate, passing along the savings of technology-enabled education, and it’s the same rate regardless of state residency! You’re also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for your education. Many of our programs are top ranked by U.S. News & World Report and others, so you get a world-class education with a tuition rate that fits your budget.

Your First Class Can Be Free!

To help you get started, we offer tuition grant programs that cover the cost of your first class.

Build on Bama

The Build on Bama tuition grant is for UA alumni or anyone who has been referred by a graduate of one of our online programs.

Bama Link

The Bama Link tuition grant is for faculty, staff and students of Alabama community colleges or other select out-of-state community colleges.

For each grant, you must be in your first semester of one of our online programs and apply for the grant by the deadline, in addition to meeting the grant-specific requirements.

We also offer scholarships through UA specifically reserved for distance students. For more information about all of these opportunities, please visit our scholarships and grants page.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned online from UA is identical to one earned on our main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Graduates of our online programs are invited to participate in the same commencement ceremonies as main campus students.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates around the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're part of the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a Top 10 Tier 1 Research Institution Military Friendly® School and unlimited Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group as they seek to advance their education.

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Round-the-Clock Technology Support

Our students have access to 24/7 tech support. We recognize that many of our students are balancing the demands of career and family alongside their schoolwork. We want you to feel confident in your ability to complete coursework and submit assignments anytime, around your busy schedule.

Personalized Support From Application to Graduation

Throughout your experience with UA Online, you will have access to personalized support — from an admissions counselor who’s an expert on the application process to a student success coach who will encourage you and connect you to resources to help you succeed.

Ready to talk to us? Fill out the information request form at the top of this page, and one of our admissions counselors will reach out to you to schedule a chat!

You Decide the Timeline

With few exceptions, our online degree programs are available in a work-at-your-own-pace format. Within each course, assignment deadlines vary, but you get to decide how many courses you want to take each semester to complete your degree. Undergraduate degree program completion times depend on how many hours you transfer in, but most students finish in three to six years. Most of our master’s programs can be completed in one to three years and doctoral programs in three to six years, according to your desired pace.

Ready to get started? Apply now!

Ready to talk to us? Fill out the information request form at the top of this page, and one of our admissions counselors will reach out to schedule a chat!

How to Apply for Admission