College of Education
Teachers and counselors give individuals the support they need to thrive, leaving a lasting impact on families and communities across the globe. There always is a need for compassionate, qualified professionals with a strong desire to help others. At Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, we offer a well-rounded approach that blends academic and spiritual guidance rooted in Christian values.
Why Start Your Education Career At Faulkner University?
Our faith-based programs emphasize integrity of character as well as spiritual wellbeing, catering to the whole person in preparation for a purposeful journey ahead. Students gain a well-rounded experience through our education degree programs that help them develop a variety of skills from leading classrooms to providing mental and emotional support. With the strong foundation gained at Faulkner, graduates can enjoy purpose-driven, meaningful careers in multiple areas that include:
- Elementary education
- Secondary education
- School counseling
- Substance abuse counseling
- Christian ministries
- And more…
Our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
The College of Education offers an undergraduate degree program and several graduate-level programs to help students prepare for rewarding careers as educators and counselors. These programs include:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
The University's core curriculum, professional education studies, and early childhood major field areas encompass this comprehensive education program. Through classwork and field placements in the tri-county area, students prepare for a career in education.
Graduate Degrees & Programs
Master of Arts in Family Life Ministry
Totaling 37 semester hours of credit, the Master of Arts in Family Life Ministry at Faulkner University is an innovative online program that equips you to serve children and families in a variety of church and community settings. The program is distinctive in that it combines prevention-oriented models of family life education with intervention strategies employed in counseling to equip students to effectively serve the needs of children and families.
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (non-certification)
Made up of 30 credit hours, this comprehensive program prepares students to lead in and out of the classroom. It includes classwork in five concentration areas and a core curriculum as well as community-based, service-oriented field experience for a well-rounded approach.
Master of Education in Elementary Education
While completing the required 30 credit hours, students prepare for the challenges and rewards of working in the classroom with young students. This program combines classroom instruction through core and content-specific courses and field experience.
Master of Education in Elementary Education - Alternative A
If you have an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field and want to pursue a career in education, this online master's program is for you. Graduates walk away from this program with their master's degree as well as an Alabama Class A teaching certification.
Master of Education in School Counseling
This program prepares students for a career as a school counselor well-versed in social, academic, and family mental health needs. Through 56 hours of instruction plus clinical training, students prepare to work at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in public and private institutions.
Master of Science in Counseling
This Clinical Mental Health Counseling program totals 61 hours. Through course work and field experiences, students prepare to work in an array of clinical settings, such as community/state agencies and Christian ministries.
Explore Education Degree Programs in Montgomery, AL
If you're searching for a career that can leave a positive impact on youth and families, a degree from Faulkner University’s College of Education can help put you on a path toward your purpose. To learn more about our education degree programs in Montgomery, AL, request more information or apply online today.
The College of Education is a CAEP-accredited school of education offering degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree areas. We are dedicated to ensuring that our graduates are prepared as highly qualified, dedicated, and reflective practitioners. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of educators through our curriculum and clinical experiences. The college’s faculty is committed to helping candidates become well-rounded professionals. The faculty members are particularly devoted to guiding candidates in their pursuit of service to the community while also developing their professional skills.
College of Education teacher candidates are often recognized for their scholarly achievements, campus leadership roles, and service to the community. Our candidates represent the true Faulkner spirit in their desire to be servant leaders. Our College of Education alumni have gone on to serve their communities through the field of education in leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels.
The College of Education has strong partnerships with P-12 schools and districts across the River Region. Through the Montgomery Public School System’s community school effort, Faulkner University works in connection with Davis Elementary to support their families with educational, financial, and spiritual needs.