Elementary Education

Program Options

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

*distance learning degree option

Program Profile

Department of Curriculum
and Teaching

The Elementary Education program prepares professionals to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of children in grades K-6. The purpose of the course work within the degree is designed to update students' knowledge and skills in research-based language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies content, educational psychology, curriculum and teaching, evaluation of teaching and learning, and foundations of education. 

Distance Learning Option for Master's in Elementary Education

Elementary teachers now have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree with a Class A Alabama teaching certificate through distance education. As a distance education student, you will receive instruction from Auburn University elementary education faculty who teach on campus courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The master's degree is intended to help teachers develop higher levels of competence and expertise than is possible in initial certification programs.

Courses are offered synchronously and asynchronously online. Contact the Program Coordinator for additional program specific information relating to technology, exam, software/hardware, and technical competence requirements.

Additional Distance Education Information

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 Elementary 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

Deborah Morowski

Megan Burton

Charles Eick

Dr. Deborah Morowski
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

Dr. Megan Burton
Assistant Professor

Dr. Charles Eick
Associate Professor

Theresa McCormick

Octavia Tripp    

Dr. Theresa McCormick Associate Professor
334.844.6795 mccortm@auburn.edu

Dr. L. Octavia Tripp
Associate Professor


Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014

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