Early Childhood Special Education

Program Options


Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Alternative Masters (M.Ed.)*

Traditional Masters (M.Ed.)*

*distance learning degree option


Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation,
and Counseling

The Early Childhood Special Education program prepares highly qualified teachers to serve children with a variety of disabilities from birth through age 8 in a range of settings from the home to elementary school. Coursework reflects the Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Early Childhood's Recommended Practices. Professional coursework provides opportunities to apply knowledge in a variety of clinical experiences.

Distance Learning Option

Distance program offerings in Early Childhood Special Education include the alternative master’s and traditional master’s degrees. Courses are primarily offered asynchronously via 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 and master’s programs in Special 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.

Student Organizations

Best Buddies

Core Program Faculty

  Caroline Dunn                       

Craig Darch

                                           

Margaret Flores

                                        

Vanessa Hinton

                                        

Dr. Caroline Dunn
Professor and Program Coordinator
334.844.2086

Dr. Craig Darch
Humana-Germany-Sherman
Distinguished Professor
334.844.2104

Dr. Margaret Flores
Associate Professor
334.844.2107

Dr. Vanessa Hinton
Lecturer
334.844.7694

Karen Rabren

AmySue Reilly Peggy Shippen

Dr. Karen Rabren
Professor and Director
Auburn Transition Leadership Institute
334.844.2082

Dr. AmySue Reilly
Associate Professor
334.844.2110

Dr. Peggy Shippen
Professor
334.844.2123

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014

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