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Childhood Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Program Description

You can do the most important job on the planet — teaching a child to read and to wonder and to see the world. What greater satisfaction could there be than watching children’s minds and imaginations flower as you teach them reading, writing, science, math, and social studies? You’ll go from our classroom to your own classroom with a practicum under expert supervision in AUM’s own Early Learning Center, an internship under a local expert teacher, and hundreds of hours of supervised field experiences in local schools to practice what you’re learning in your teaching methods courses. 

Points of Pride

  • Students of the Childhood Education program at Auburn University at Montgomery get hands-on experience teaching children from the community in AUM’s on-campus Early Learning Center,
  • Students earn two teaching certifications — Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.
  • Students have exotic opportunities such as developing science lesson plans in Costa Rican rain forests.
  • AUMazing Educators society for all Education majors builds a community of support, friendship, and camaraderie while you pursue your degree.
  • All faculty in this program have experience teaching in the P-6 school environment, giving students unique access to their experience and expertise.
  • You’ll gain 300+ hours of hands-on teaching experience before your final internship. Practical field experience is included with each methods course (such as methods of teaching math, etc.). Students go to area schools with their professors and work with experienced teachers and then have a chance to practice what they are learning.
  • Internationally recognized faculty who have won numerous awards, including an Excellence in Teaching Award from Sigma Alpha Pi (national society of leadership and success), Primary School Teacher of the Year Award (Montgomery Public Schools), WSFA Class Act Award, and Delta Pi Epsilon Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, and College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

With growth projected to be 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, the job outlook for in education, training, and library occupations is about average. The most recent median annual wage for all education, training, and library occupations was $46,669 — higher than the average median wage for all occupations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Societal Foundations of Education
  • Child and Adolescent Growth and Development
  • Education
  • Survey of Exceptionalities
  • Teaching Creative Arts
  • Health Education and Physical Education in the Elementary School

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed AUM online application; no application fee. 
  • Your official high school transcript (which should be mailed or e-mailed directly to AUM from your high school) and official English translation if your transcript is not in English.
  • Proof of English proficiency (unless you are exempt). You can take the TOEFL IBT (minimum 61 points), the IELTS (minimum 5.5 points), PTE (minimum 44), or the TOEFL PBT (minimum 500 points). More information about English proficiency test requirements.
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources (Bank statement and/or letter from your sponsor in English). The bank statement should show at least $28,625 available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20336 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20336 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    19092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9546 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Montgomery

  • 860 - 1200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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