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Jay Howell

Dr. Jay Howell

Associate Professor


Dr. Howell is an Associate Professor of Education and is Program Coordinator for the Secondary Alternate Route Licensure Programs within the School of Education. Dr. Howell grew up in the public schools of Mobile, AL. He attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) where he received a Bachelor's degree in secondary social science education. After teaching high school history and geography in Georgia for five years, Dr. Howell returned to Auburn to complete a Master's and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teaching. Dr. Howell is married to Bethany, an elementary school teacher. Together they have two children and two dogs. You can find more information about Dr. Howell by visiting

  • Secondary Social Studies Education (PHD) - Auburn University (2014)
  • Secondary Social Studies Education (MED) - Auburn University (2007)
  • BS - Auburn University (2001)

Management & Organization of Instruction, Classroom Management, Field Problems I and II.

  • Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
  • Mississippi Class AAAA Teaching License
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Mississippi Council for the Social Studies
  • College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council for Geographic Education
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • Phi Kappa Phi

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Areas of Expertise

Problem-based inquiry; Qualitative methods; Design-based research; Lesson study; Alternate route licensure; Teacher education; Civic education; Geography education; History education.