The AUM College of Education recognizes that the development of a competent, committed, and reflective educator means the development of a Professional Educator.

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Dean's Message


Welcome to the AUM College of Education website.  Thank you for considering the College of Education for your continued educational endeavors.  Graduates from our College earn undergraduate degrees in the fields of special education, childhood education, secondary education and kinesiology. SOE graduate candidates may earn masters and educational specialist degrees in the fields of counseling, leadership, special education, early childhood/elementary, reading secondary education and kinesiology. Candidates may also earn non certification status in the field of instructional technology.  

We offer hands-on learning experiences and networking opportunities through internships, practicums and ten day residencies.  We believe that at AUM, you will experience real life opportunities and practical skills in a small classroom setting, which will allow you to enter into a number of professional fields.

We are committed to producing “The Professional Educator,” Competent, Committed and Reflective:
Competent – Equipped with the knowledge, skills, and technological expertise to help all individuals learn and develop.
Committed – Dedicated to the ethical practices and collaboration that serve as a foundation of a diverse and intellectually vibrant society.
Reflective – Devoted to analyzing their past practices in ways that fuel ongoing learning and improve future practices.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our outstanding faculty, staff, candidates and community partners.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need additional information about our programs.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us today.  I look forward to personally meeting you in the near future!

Dr. Sheila M. Austin

Dean, College of Education