Master’s in Physical Education
Auburn University at Montgomery
The Master of Education Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis on P-12 program offered by Auburn University at Montgomery is designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers in teaching physical education in a P-12 setting. This program is offered through the School of Education at AUM and is able to be completed online, on campus, or in some combination thereof, depending on the strengths and needs of each candidate. Taking courses online requires some more self-motivation, but can provide some useful flexibility to working students.
The coursework in this program is such that will qualify students for Alabama Class A certification upon graduation. In order to graduate, students must meet all AUM and Alabama Department of Education teacher certification requirements, in addition to earning a passing score on the PRAXIS II exam. The coursework covered through this program covers methods of teaching and professional demeanor and students must enroll in internships in addition to satisfying the other requirements. All students must also complete a comprehensive final exam.
Students pursuing this program are able to pursue either a normal track of study, requiring a minimum of 33 hours of credit to complete, or an alternative track, which is more intensive and requires the completion of 46 hours. The normal track allows students to choose either a thesis or non-thesis option, depending on their given career and educational goals.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and all its programs are approved by the Alabama Department of Education.
Leads to Alabama certification
The state of Alabama founded Auburn University at Montgomery in 1967, at the request of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. Then, like now, growing businesses desperately needed a deeper pool of educated employees. AUM's original mission involved support of government at all levels. Just seven miles east of the state capitol, today AUM continues to support a number of local, state and regional government functions, but our mission is much bigger.
Just as Montgomery is a far different city than it was in 1967, AUM looks much different today from those early years. AUM still serves working and part-time students, but the first-time full-time student population is on the rise. They offer more than 90 fields of study at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.The five colleges offers undergraduate and graduate classes in traditional, online and hybrid formats, with courses offered during the day, evenings and on weekends.
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