Early Childhood Education

Program Options

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Traditional Masters (M.Ed./M.S.)

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Program Profile

Department of Curriculum
and Teaching

The Early Childhood Education program prepares teachers for professional positions from preschool through 3rd grade. Students learn knowledge and best practices for teaching young children. Course work addresses areas of child development, curriculum emergence and development, developmentally appropriate practice, diversity and advocacy. Professional courses provide opportunities to apply knowledge in a variety of clinical experiences.

Accreditation and Approvals
Auburn University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Auburn University’s College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist programs in Early Childhood Education are approved by the Alabama State Board of Education. In addition, the State of Alabama signs the National Association of State Directors of Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement which facilitates the applications of graduates when they apply for certification in other states.

Program Faculty

Sean Durham

 Angela Love   Dr. Mary Jane McIlwain       

Dr. Sean Durham
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator

Dr. Angela Love
Associate Professor

Dr. Mary Jane McIlwain
Assistant Professor
Reading Education

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014

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