Auburn's College of Education is the top-rated college of education in the state and has a strong reputation for producing exceptional classroom educators. Although the process of becoming an educator is rigorous, we walk through each step of the process with our students to ensure they are more than prepared to make a difference in the classroom from day one.

Educator Preparation Resources

Step-by-Step Process

  • Each applicant will need the following to complete the Background Check Registration process successfully:

    • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access

    • A valid email account that can be accessed in the future after graduating

    • Established AIM account (see document below regarding how to register for an AIM account)

    • Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) ID#

    • Pay the $46.20 fee by debit card, credit card, or PayPal account (Prepaid debit cards or credit cards are acceptable.)

    • Ability to provide their commonly known personal information (e.g. SSN, DOB, DL#, Height, Weight, etc.)

  • Use this required sequence to complete the Background Check Registration process successfully:

Once you meet the requirements:

  • Apply based on when your program/major accepts applications

  • Professional interviews take place with program faculty

  • Contact your advisor for application deadlines and/or interview dates

Maintain requirements for Clinical Residency (internship) during your last semester:

  • Apply for your Clinical Residency in Tk20 within AUAccess one year in advance

  • Clinical Residency requirements are on page two of the Admission to Teacher Education Checklist

  • Praxis II Information

Meet degree requirements to graduate and apply for Teacher Certification.


Last updated: 03/12/2024