About the Program

The Central Alabama Community Organization for the Undergraduate Recruitment of School Educators, or COURSE Scholars Program, provides students in Lee County, Tallapoosa County, and Tallassee City schools with a pathway to enter Auburn University. This initiative draws on the strengths of existing programs including Auburn First, Path to the Plains, and Tallapoosa County’s Grow Your Own initiative to increase access and opportunity for students.

The COURSE Scholars Program supports students pursuing degrees in teaching and health promotion at Auburn University with the hope they will return to their hometowns after graduation and seek to enrich their communities.

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Program Benefits

  • Supplemental funding opportunities

  • Informational meetings for students and parents

  • Career orientations and informational events

  • Mentoring from Auburn University faculty and students for successful transition

  • Peer modeling to prepare for career paths

  • Continuous communication with school and community partners

  • Guaranteed entrance to Auburn University

Educator Preparation Degrees

Health Promotion Degrees

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Auburn Partners

Marilyn Strutchens
Professor, Mathematics Education
W. Gary Martin
Leischuck Endowed Professor of Mathematics Education
Sheri Thornburg-Brock
Associate Professor
Mary Jane McIlwain
Associate Professor, Reading Education
Ashley Sullivan
Director of Academic Advising, Office of Student Services
Last updated: 12/14/2023