Auburn University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Agriscience Education (Alternative MEd) Agriscience Education (Traditional MEd)
Business/Marketing Education (Alternative MEd) Business/Marketing Education (Traditional MEd)
Foreign Language Education (Alternative MEd) Foreign Language Education (Traditional MEd)
Special Education (Alternative MEd) Special Education (Traditional MEd)
Elementary Education (MEd) Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education (EdS)
Library Media (MEd) Adult Education (EdS)
Music Education (MEd) Agriscience Education (EdS)
Rehabilitation Counseling (MEd) Business/Marketing Education (EdS)
Adult Education (MEd) Foreign Language (EdS)
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Extensive field supervision/faculty interaction, majority of courses taught by full time tenure-track faculty -- same faculty as the non-distance education programs, limited enrollment to maintain highest quality instruction and pedagogical interaction, distance course design utilizes research-based teaching methods that are most effective for distance delivery.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 18
Concentrations offered
Education, General Special Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 152


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 39 full-time; 6 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 67% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 36
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time; 6 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 7
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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