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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Alabama

Around 2.9% of Alabama's graduates graduate from teaching degree programs every year. That means an estimated 4,162 teachers graduate from Alabama's 28 teaching schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a teaching program is Auburn University, which is located in Auburn University. In 2010, it was ranked 25th nationwide. 488 students graduated with a degree in teaching from Auburn University in 2010. Tuition at Auburn University was $7,900 per year.

Birmingham Southern College, which is located in Birmingham, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Birmingham Southern College teaching program. Tuition at Birmingham Southern College was $27,890 per year.

Spring Hill College, which is located in Mobile, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. 33 students graduated with degree in teaching from Spring Hill College in 2010. Students at Spring Hill College paid $26,730 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Alabama's teaching schools ranges from $27,890 per year to $5,424 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,773 per year. The Alabama teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Birmingham Southern College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $27,890 per year
  2. Spring Hill College - located in Mobile, students are charged $26,730 per year
  3. Samford University - located in Birmingham, students are charged $21,942 per year

The teaching schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Alabama were:

  1. Jacksonville State University - located in Jacksonville, students are charged $5,424 per year
  2. University of North Alabama - located in Florence, students are charged $5,426 per year
  3. University of South Alabama - located in Mobile, students are charged $5,748 per year

A teaching degree from an Alabama school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Alabama pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. In 2010, there were 51,640 teacher working in Alabama, including 1,080 english teachers, 2,990 primary school education administrators, and 1,820 education administrators. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama teachers:

  1. Bibb County - 10,520 teachers
  2. Limestone County - 4,860 teachers
  3. Mobile County - 4,670 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of teachers in Alabama will grow by 14%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 51,140 teachers working in Alabama. The greatest growth for teacher is predicted to be amongst Special Education Teachers, who are expected to increase by 18% by 2018.


On average, teachers earn a salary of $62,247 per year in Alabama state. In 2010, however, some Alabama teacher earned as little as less than $17,720 per year or as much as more than $152,110 per year. Teachers in the following Alabama counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lee County - $67,965 per year
  2. Autauga County - $61,663 per year
  3. Greene County - $61,421 per year

On average, teachers earn the least in the following Alabama counties:

  1. Geneva County - $49,892 per year
  2. Colbert County - $50,852 per year
  3. Chambers County - $51,264 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Alabama were:

  1. Education Administrator - $100,870 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $97,350 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $86,920 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $46,160 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $38,330 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in teaching and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Alabama
  • Doctoral Degree in Teaching in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 21,860 $47,840 14.6%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 8,520 $47,630 -1.4%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,520 $47,720 12.5%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 2,990 $76,950 4.9%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,410 $97,350 85.4%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,940 $48,610 -9.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1,910 $46,160 30.8%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1,820 $100,870 -32.8%
Instructional Coordinators 1,340 $64,470 28.8%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,080 $48,460 -6.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 960 $86,920 5.5%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 800 $61,920 5.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 780 $57,500 -1.3%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 750 $38,330 17.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 460 $73,730 -6.1%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 350 $64,060 -82.6%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 150 $49,680 -16.7%

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