Welcome to Auburn University’s College of Education, where opportunities abound for those aspiring to build better futures for all as tomorrow’s teachers, administrators, health specialists, and human development professionals. With 23 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree options, our program can be a springboard to practically any career you can imagine.
The College of Education offers a wide range of majors to its students. In fall 2009, the college enrolled 2,676 students: 1,837 were undergraduates and 839 were graduate students. This college traditionally hosts the largest graduate enrollment and the fifth-largest undergraduate enrollment.
Auburn’s College of Education alumni, more than 30,000 graduates, now reside in all 50 states and 35 countries. Not to mention this college is nationally recognized for both undergraduate and graduate work. The Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education is currently ranked No. 17 nationally by U.S. News. Also, the doctoral programs in the Department of Kinesiology are ranked No. 28 nationally.
Hillary Masdon, a sophomore in the College of Education, is majoring in Exercise Science. Masdon is from Newnan, Georgia and chose Auburn because she fell in love with Auburn’s atmosphere when she came to visit. Masdon also chose Auburn because she had heard great reviews about Auburn’s College of Education.
Masdon hopes to pursue a career in Athletic Training when she graduates from Auburn. When asked if she could give some advice to incoming freshman about her major Masdon said, “It is more time consuming than some people make it out to be. It is a lot of fun, but should not be taken lightly.”
Masdon also went on to say, “It is great being able to be in classes with a group of students that are all interested in athletics and any aspects that go along with sports. It is easy to find people to work and study with especially since we share similar interests.”
Between schoolwork and hanging out with friends Masdon also finds time to hold a job with Auburn Intramural Sports. Masdon expressed that working with intramurals has helped her develop in her major. “I have been able to work with athletic trainers that come in and see what it is like to be an athletic trainer. Also, it has helped me become more responsible by learning to balance work and classes,” said Masdon.
The College of Education offers so many opportunities to Auburn’s incoming students. To review a list of all the majors that are offered in the College of Education check out the website. For more general information about the College of Education such as admissions, scholarships, and faculty and staff go to http://www.education.auburn.edu/index.html