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Office of Student Services and Teacher Certification

Professional studies in the College of Education are based on a model that recognizes and prepares teachers as professional educators. The school is committed to providing challenging opportunities for a diverse learning community in a nurturing environment. It is the vision of the College of Education to prepare competent, committed, and reflective professional educators.

The AUM College of Education teacher certification programs are designed to ensure that program graduates are competent, committed and reflective. These programs are in compliance with the Alabama Teacher Certification Code. In addition, we offer an (need the school of education assurance/guarantee policy) that articulates its guarantee with regards to graduates of the teacher education programs. This section includes information about the transition points for students in teacher education programs, the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program, and required actions for each step of the process.

Please note that all professional education courses (i.e. methods, foundations, and orientations) related to teacher certification must be taken and completed successfully at Auburn University Montgomery. The College of Education will not accept professional education courses from a transfer institution.

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How to Make an Appointment with Your Advisor

Entry into professional education requires an overall GPA of 2.50 as well as other GPA and professional requirements.

Field & Lab Experience
Please submit the completed application to your professor/instructor by appropriate due date.

Please note program graduates who delay obtaining Alabama certification may be subject to changes made in teacher certification requirements between the time of graduation and the time of the certification request. If an individual is not recommended for certification within five years (60 calendar months) of program completion, the individual will be required to complete current approved program requirements.

Certification Office

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Certification office is in Education building third floor, Room 301.

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Test Series


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.

Before submitting your PRAXIS II test, verify that Auburn University at Montgomery (Code 1036) and the Alabama State Department of Education (Code 7020) are listed as score recipients. You will be asked to verify your score recipients at the time of testing.

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Score Recipients

Additional Fee

Individuals who fail to properly identify AUM and the ALSDE as score recipients will have to pay an additional fee per score recipient and per test. Please schedule the required PRAXIS II tests in a time frame that allows retakes if needed.

Fee Waivers:
Educational Testing Services (ETS) offers fee waivers to students who meet all eligibility requirements. For information related to fee waivers offered by ETS, please visit the Praxis Series website.

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Access Your Scores

Individual Score Report

Scores for all test takers who registered online are reported via the Web only. You may access your scores for a given paper-based administration the afternoon of the score report mailing date. Official score reports are typically available 10 business days following test administration of multiple choice only tests and 15 days following the test administration of constructed response tests. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT AND PRINT OR DOWNLOAD YOUR SCORE REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND RETAIN A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS. Future employers may request that students provide copies of score reports of each test taken.

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