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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
Phone: 205-934-4011

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Editor's Notes

The University of Alabama at Birmingham can offer graduate candidates a number of benefits when pursuing TESOL certification and a Master of Arts degree. This highly acclaimed and top ranked higher learning program has helped to innovate educational techniques for ESL, and community, industry, and international partnerships also allows students to further refine their social interaction and professional networking skills. This degree program has extensive backing from government funding and can also provide candidates the experience of cultural language teaching through Peace Corp work and national education initiatives. Campus based classes allow students to fully explore their options and create active dialogues about career goals with faculty advisors.




  • Tuition for full time TESOL students (In State): $6,420
  • Graduate Out of State Tuition: $14,574
  • Average Books/Supplies Cost: $1,000
  • Off Campus Room Board Average Cost: $9,714
* Based on 2012 data

TESOL Degrees Offered:

  • Traditional MAEd/ESL
  • Traditional MAEd/ESL with dual certification
  • Alternative MAEd/ESL
  • Alternative MAEd/ESL with dual certification
  • Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) for teaching ESL/EFL to adults (International Track)
  • ESL Certification through the Certification by Test (CBT)

Graduation Stats

Program Level Awarded
Health Teacher Education. Masters 11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. Masters 52
Education, General. Certificate 16
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. Doctorate 2
Special Education and Teaching, General. Masters 46
Elementary Education and Teaching. Bachelors 57
Secondary Education and Teaching. Masters 69
Art Teacher Education. Masters 5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Masters 11
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. Masters 16

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Campus Setting: City - Midsize
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Total Enrollment: 6708

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