Childhood Education Program Plan
You can do the most important job on the planet — teaching a child to read and to wonder and to see the world. What greater satisfaction could there be than watching children’s minds and imaginations flower as you teach them reading, writing, science, math, and social studies?
In AUM’s Childhood Education program, you’ll get certified in either Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education or both, qualifying you to teach children from birth through grade 6. You’ll go from our classroom to your own classroom with a practicum under expert supervision in AUM’s own Early Learning Center, an internship under a local expert teacher, and hundreds of hours of supervised field experiences in local schools to practice what you’re learning in your teaching methods courses.
In the AUM College of Education’s Childhood Education degree program, the Curriculum, Instruction and Technology (CIT) department prepares students for teaching children from birth through grade 6. Early Childhood prepares students to teach birth through grade 3, while Elementary prepares students to teach Kindergarten through grade 6.
Students may elect to choose from the following degree options:
These degrees prepare students to become leaders as future public or private classroom teachers, daycare teachers or directors, tutors and educational publishing consultants. These programs are clinically-based, with a multitude of experience in schools, to ensure quality students who are prepared to impact learning in diverse environments.
For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
The first transition point in the teacher education program is admission to Professional Education. Each undergraduate candidate preparing to teach and pursuing initial teacher certification must be admitted to Professional Education.
The second transition point in the teacher education program is approval to intern. This practical, pre-service teacher education is vital to the development of the AUM teacher candidate. Internships are an excellent way for students to hone their skills and talents.
The Praxis Series® tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. Ask us about AUM’s PRAXIS results!
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
With growth projected to be 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, the job outlook for in education, training, and library occupations is about average. The most recent median annual wage for all education, training, and library occupations was $46,669 — higher than the average median wage for all occupations.
Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology
Auburn University at Montgomery
Education Building 309
Taylor Center 101
7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
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