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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Professional studies in the College of Education are based on a model that recognizes and prepares teachers as professional educators. The school is committed to providing challenging opportunities for a diverse learning community in a nurturing environment. It is the vision of the College of Education to prepare competent, committed, and reflective professional educators.

The AUM College of Education teacher certification programs are designed to ensure that program graduates are competent, committed and reflective. These programs are in compliance with the Alabama Teacher Certification Code. In addition, we offer an (need the school of education assurance/guarantee policy) that articulates its guarantee with regards to graduates of the teacher education programs.

This section includes information about the transition points for students in teacher education programs, the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program, and required actions for each step of the process.

Please note that all professional education courses (i.e. methods, foundations, and orientations) related to teacher certification must be taken and completed successfully at Auburn University Montgomery.  The College of Education will not accept professional education courses from a transfer institution.



Requirements for Professional Education

PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Test Information

Field Experience Manual 2016(undergraduates and Alternative Master’s) – The Field Experience Manual is designed to assist the Field Candidate, Cooperating Teacher, Cooperating Principal and the University Supervisor in the facilitation of successful completion of field experience in diverse field settings.


Requirements for Internship Application

Professional Internship Manual (effective July 1, 2017) (undergraduates and Alternative Master’s) – 
The contents of the Professional Internship Manual provide materials, including internship application, common to teacher preparation internship for Auburn Montgomery School of Education. Some SOE programs have supplemental program-specific materials.

Sport Leadership/Sport Management Internship Packet

Exercise Science Internship Packet

PRAXIS Tests General Information & Registration

Spring 2018 Important Dates for Accepted Interns

Alabama Educator Code of Ethics

College of Education Professional Education Information – Entry into professional education requires an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher.  *Starting July 1, 2017, students are required to have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher to enter into professional education*


Please note program graduates who delay obtaining Alabama certification may be subject to changes made in teacher certification requirements between the time of graduation and the time of the certification request. If an individual is not recommended for certification within five years (60 calendar months) of program completion, the individual will be required to complete current approved program requirements.

How to Apply for Teacher Certification

Application Form(s)

Application Payment


School District Letter Request

Background Check & Finger Print Clearing

Alabama State Department of Education

Contact Information – This office is located on the third floor of the Education building in Room 301.

Mailing Address
AUM College of Education
Office of Student Services and Teacher Certification
ATTN:  Dr. Melissa Card
P O Box 244023
Montgomery, AL  36124-4023

     Melissa Card
     Phone: 334-244-3451
     Fax:     334-244-3132​
     We are located on the third floor of the College of Education. Room 301

Mailing Address:
AUM College of Education
Office of Student Services and Teacher Certification
ATTN: Melissa Card

P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124