college of education support programs
The following programs do not offer certification in undergraduate teaching fields. They do offer undergraduate courses, however, and many of these courses are required or are options for certification in the various undergraduate teaching fields.
PROGRAM IN COMPUTERS AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (CAT)
Professor Margaret Rice, Program Coordinator
Office: 315-F Graves Hall
Courses provided by the Program in Computers and Applied Technology are commonly used to satisfy part of the general studies requirements for the College of Education baccalaureate degree, since each undergraduate education major must complete at least one introductory computer course. In addition, undergraduates often use CAT 200 and CAT 250 to meet the University’s Core Curriculum requirement for foreign language/computer science.
PROGRAM IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION (SCHOOL COUNSELING) (BCE)
Professor S. Allen Wilcoxon III, Program Coordinator
Office: 315 Graves Hall
The Program in Counselor Education assists undergraduate students in exploring counseling services that supplement elementary and secondary school academic programs. Undergraduates may examine the essential elements of school counseling and guidance either in preparation for employment in school settings or as a foundation for graduate study in counselor education.
PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (BEP)
Professor Steve Thoma, Program Coordinator
Office: 305-A Carmichael Hall
Undergraduate coursework provided by the Program in Educational Psychology supports College of Education undergraduate teacher education programs and other programs across the University. The coursework is designed to provide basic knowledge and competencies related to human learning and development. The Program in Educational Psychology offers several graduate degrees, as described in the University of Alabama graduate catalog.
PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (BER)
Professor Rick Houser, Program Coordinator
Office: 306-C Carmichael Hall
Courses provided by the Program in Educational Research support College of Education undergraduate teacher education programs and are designed to provide basic assessment competencies for future teachers.
PROGRAM IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (BSP)
Professor Patti Harrison, Program Coordinator
Office: 306 Carmichael Hall
The Program in School Psychology offers several graduate degrees, as described in the University of Alabama graduate catalog.
PROGRAM IN SOCIAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (BEF)
Professor John Petrovic, Program Coordinator
Office: 323-C Graves Hall
Foundations in education course offerings include basic support for undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs throughout the College of Education and for programs in other units of the College and the University.
READING EDUCATION (CRD)
Reading education is required in the professional education component of all undergraduate teacher education/certification programs.