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.
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Develop your skills for a career in education with an undergraduate degree from AUM which offers programs in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Sport Management, and Exercise Science.
Expand your teaching expertise with a graduate degree in one of these programs: Counselor Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Instructional Technology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Management, Secondary Education, and Special Education.
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.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to be profoundly competitive among professional educators. Start by applying to AUM, where learning matters most.
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.
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.
The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and all its Educator Preparation programs are approved by the Alabama Department of Education.
Secondary English Language Arts 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), the Physical Education bachelor’s and ALT A programs are accredited by the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE), and the Instructional Technology Master’s program is accredited by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
The College of Education at Auburn University at Montgomery recently (May 2021) received full recognition of accreditation at both the initial and advanced licensure levels through Spring 2028.
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.
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.
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.
Our friends and alumni make a big difference by giving to the College of Education.
Apply to the Auburn University at Montgomery College of Education and become a member of the AUM family of educators.
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.
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 email@example.com) 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.
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7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
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