If you have a master’s degree, but aren’t quite ready for a Ph.D., an Ed.S. may be right for you. In our Ed.S. program, focus on your area of specialty (biology, chemistry, physics, or general science), expand upon your master’s work, and earn a Class AA Alabama teaching certification. You’ll complete a field project that addresses a practical problem in science education.

Degree Overview

The Ed.S. degree leads to recommendation for Class AA Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30-33 hours minimum

  • Teaching field — 12 hours

    • General Science programs shall require at least one course in two areas within the broader field (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, geology).

  • Science education and professional courses* — 18 hours

    • Includes Field Project

*RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality is required if a survey of special education course was not previously completed.

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Ready to join the Auburn Family?

Visit Auburn’s Graduate School homepage for checklists, resources, valuable graduate student information and to begin your application. Please contact department faculty listed above with program-specific questions.

Last updated: 11/13/2023