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College of Education

The College of Education

The AUM College of Education is the place to build or expand your teaching expertise and develop into an educational professional who makes a lasting impact on young lives. Our reputation as one of the best teacher prep programs in Alabama means that our graduates are in demand for the training we provide.  Whether attending straight from high school or already have a degree and returning to earn a degree in education, AUM has a degree to fit your interest.

Read a Message from Dean Sheila M. Austin.

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CACREP

The AUM College of Education recognizes that the development of a competent, committed, and reflective educator means the development of a Professional Educator.

Undergraduate Programs

Develop your skills for a career in education with an undergraduate degree from AUM which offers programs in Early Childhood and Elementary EducationSecondary Education, Special Education, Sport Management, and Exercise Science.

Graduate Programs

Student Resources & Academic Advising

To provide a learning environment where you can achieve your potential, we are equipped with the necessary resources to support you throughout your academic career.

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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to be profoundly competitive among professional educators. Start by applying to AUM, where learning matters most.

Engaging Innovation: Our Virtual Avatar Laboratory

We are home to Alabama’s only Virtual Avatar Laboratory, a mixed-reality platform (blend of artificial intelligence and live actors) that delivers powerful simulations mimicking the most challenging interactions teachers face on the job.

Teaching the Future: AUM Early Learning Center

Both AUM College of Education students and community members benefit from the AUM Early Learning Center, a model training site and professional development school for future teachers. Children enrolled are from diverse racial groups/ethnic backgrounds and have varied academic/social needs.

AUM Early Learning Center student

Accreditation

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and all its programs are approved by the Alabama Department of Education.

Secondary English is accredited by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Early Childhood ALT A master’s program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Instructional Technology Master’s program is accredited by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

CAEP Site Visit

The College of Education at Auburn University at Montgomery is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on October 25-27, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

or by email to callforcomments@caepnet.org. Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  1. In CAEP’s performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  2. A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  3. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Dean and Staff

Dr. Sheila M. Austin is the dean of the College of Education, overseeing the four academic units and their programs. Meet Dean Austin and her staff.

Office of Student Services and Teacher Certification

The Office of Student Services and Teacher Certification can assist you with academic advising, securing your internship and applying for a Professional Educator Certificate from Alabama’s State Department of Education.

Advisory Board & Partnerships

The colleagues and community stakeholders who comprise our Advisory Board enhance endowments, scholarships, and funded research. To increase career opportunities for our graduates, the College of Education partners with more than 150 surrounding schools and organizations.

Alumni & Giving

Our friends and alumni make a big difference by giving to the College of Education.

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Apply to the Auburn University at Montgomery College of Education and become a member of the AUM family of educators.

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Academic Advising

The core mission of the College of Education advising office is to assist students from admission to graduation. Students have the opportunity to meet personally with an advisor.

Visit Campus

At Auburn University at Montgomery we encourage all prospective students to visit our campus at any time. Contact the Admissions Office (334-244-3615 or admissions@aum.edu) at least one week prior to the day you are interested in visiting the Warhawk Family so we can provide you with the best tour experience possible.

If you have a group of students who are particularly interested in visiting the College of Education, please request a tour by contacting Dr. Kellie Shumack at kshumack@aum.edu

Want More Info About AUM?

Location

Taylor Center 101

Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today

334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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