Elementary Education – MEd/MS, EdS, PhD

Elementary Education - MEd (Certification, Online Option Available)

Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 24 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses.
Required: 3 hours
CTEE 7510/7516Research Studies in Education in Areas of Specialization3
Select 21 hours from the following: 121
Approaches to Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching in Social Science (Grades K-6)
Curriculum and Teaching in Language Arts (Grades K-6)
Curriculum and Teaching in Natural Science (Grades K-6)
Curriculum and Teaching in Mathematics (Grades K-6)
The Elementary School Program
Organization of Programs in Elementary Education
Evaluation of Programs in Areas of Specialization
Practicum in Area of Specialization 2
Special Topics
Research and Thesis
Literacy and Inquiry in the Content Areas: Grades 6-12
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level and above in the teaching field (i.e., CTEC, CTEE, CTRD, CTES, CTMU)
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 3
Additional Courses: 3 hours3
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 4
Total Hours30
1

Coursework in the Teaching Field must include content in language arts, math, social studies, and science.

2

Required unless teaching in area of certification at an approved school site.

3

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website. 

4

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field).

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.   

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class A certification

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Elementary Education - MS (Non-certification, Online Option Available)

Elementary Education - MS (Non-certification)
CTSE 7000/7006Orientation to Teaching and Learning1
CTSE 7800/7806Capstone in Teaching and Learning2
Advisor-Approved CTEE Courses: 15 Hours15
Advisor-Approved Electives: 12 Hours12
Total Hours30


Elementary Education - EdS (Certification)

Class AA Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 21 Hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses.
Select 21 hours from the following:21
Approaches to Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching in Social Science (Grades K-6) 1
Curriculum and Teaching in Language Arts (Grades K-6) 1
Curriculum and Teaching in Natural Science (Grades K-6) 1
Curriculum and Teaching in Mathematics (Grades K-6) 1
The Elementary School Program
Research Studies in Education in Areas of Specialization 1
Organization of Programs in Elementary Education
Evaluation of Programs in Areas of Specialization 1
Practicum in Area of Specialization 2
Field Project 2
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level and above in the teaching field (i.e., CTEC, CTEE, CTRD, CTSE, CTMU)
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course: 3 hours3
RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality OR state-approved diversity course 3
Additional Courses: 6 hours required6
Basic Methods in Education Research 1
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level and above 4
Total Hours30
1

Required if not previously completed.

2

To ensure a field experience, CTEE 7910/CTEE 7916 is required for those seeking Class AA certification only; this requirement is in addition to any practicum credit counted for Class A certification. CTEE 8980/CTEE 8986 is required for those seeking the EdS degree.

3

RSED 6000/6 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. It may not be used to fulfill the requirement if a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification. State-approved diversity courses for Auburn University are posted on the ALSDE website.

4

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements 

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work. 


Elementary Education - PhD

Elementary Education - PhD
Elementary Education: 30 Hours30
Approaches to Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching in Social Science (Grades K-6)
Curriculum and Teaching in Language Arts (Grades K-6)
Curriculum and Teaching in Natural Science (Grades K-6)
Curriculum and Teaching in Mathematics (Grades K-6)
The Elementary School Program
Organization of Programs in Elementary Education
Evaluation of Programs in Areas of Specialization
Special Topics
Seminar
Research Coursework: 18 Hours18
Basic Methods in Education Research
Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research
Applied Qualitative Research
Design and Analysis in Education I
Design and Analysis in Education II
Other Coursework: 32 Hours32
Choose from CTRD 7000-7999, CTEC 7000-7999, EDMD 7000-7999, RSED 7000-7999
CTEE 8990/8996Research and Dissertation10
Total Hours90