Geography Education

Program Options


Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Program Profile


Department of Curriculum
and Teaching

The Geography Education program prepares geography teachers for grades 6-12. Coursework in the social sciences and geography provides the knowledge teachers need to teach geography courses at the secondary school level. Coursework in professional education provides the theory-based knowledge, the pedagogical knowledge and skills, and the clinical experiences in schools that prospective teachers need to become competent, committed, and reflective professionals.

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 Social Science 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

John Saye

 Alyson Whyte

Dr. John Saye
Alumni Professor and
Program Coordinator
334.844.6891

Dr. Jada Kohlmeier
Associate Professor
334.844.3834

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2013

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