College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare educators, administrators, counselors, ASL interpreters and other professionals to be informed, reflective, and innovative practitioners who are effectively trained to achieve the goals, competencies, and skills identified by the accrediting and professional organizations specific for each program.

All certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Board of Education. Our professional educator programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), CAEP is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other school professionals.

The College of Education is committed to preparing professionals who will be prepared to meet the needs of the next decade. As part of ongoing planning and evaluation, the College of Education regularly evaluates student learning outcomes for each degree program.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

 
Dothan
Montgomery
Phenix City
Troy
TROY Online
Non-certification Programs          
Interpreter Training          
•      Major (36 Hours)      
X
X
•      Minor (18 Hours)      
X
X
Psychology          
•     Major (36 hours)
X
X
X
X
X
•     Minor (18 hours)
X
X
X
X
X
Rehabilitation          
•     Major (36 hours)
X
 
X
X
 
•   Minor (18 Hours)
X
 
X
X
 
Certification Programs          
Elementary Education (Grades K-6) (121 Hours)
X
 
X
X
 
Collaborative Teacher (Grades K-6) (122 Hours)
X
   
X
 
Collaborative Teacher (Grades 6-12) (121 Hours)
X
   
X
 
Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)          
•     Biology (141 Hours)
   
X
 
•     Chemistry (130 Hours)
   
X
 
•     Health (124 Hours)      
X
 
•     History (126 Hours)
   
X
 
•     English/Language Arts (135 Hours)
X
   
X
 
•     Comprehensive General Science (144 Hours)
   
X
 
•     Mathematics (123 Hours)
X
   
X
 
•     Social Science (126 Hours)
X
   
X
 
Interdisciplinary Education (Grades P-12)          
•     Visual Arts (132 Hours)      
X
 
•     Music, Instrumental (127 Hours)      
X
 
•     Music, Choral (127 Hours)      
X
 
•     Physical Education (124 Hours)      
X
 
•     Theatre (132 Hours)      
X
 

NON-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

INTERPRETER TRAINING

Troy University’s interpreter training program provides graduates with the content knowledge and skills necessary to be licensed ASL English interpreters. This program meets societal needs by training interpreters for employment in various settings where they will serve deaf and hard of hearing populations.

*In order to officially enter the ITP and begin taking ITP prefix courses, a student must have:

  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA on all course work;
  • An Intermediate Plus or higher on the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) or possess national certification;
  • Completed ASL I-IV either at Troy University or any regionally accredited university.

INTERPRETER TRAINING PROGRAM
Specialized General Studies Requirement

Area IV
PSY 2200 (3) General Psychology
Select additional Area IV requirements as shown in the General Studies section of this catalog.
     
AREA V Requirements
ASL 1141 (3) American Sign Language I
ASL 1142 (3) American Sign Language II
ASL 2241 (3) American Sign Language III
ASL 2242 (3) American Sign Language IV
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
TROY 1101 (1) Orientation
     
Electives
ASL 2210 (3) Deaf Culture and Community
ASL 2250 (3) Advanced American Sign Language
ASL 2252 (3) American Sign Language Fingerspelling
     
Required Courses
ITP 2200 (3) Introduction to Interpreting: Professional Identity and Ethical Considerations
ITP 3351 (3) ASL/English Linguistics
ITP 3353 (3) Introduction to Interpreting English to ASL
ITP 3354 (3) Introduction to Interpreting ASL to English
ITP 3355 (3) Transliteration
ITP 3360 (3) Models of Interpretation / Transliteration
ITP 3364 (3) Introduction to Educational Interpreting / Transliterating
ITP 3366 (3) Discourse Analysis I
ITP 3368 (3) Interpreting in Specialized Setting
ITP 3375 (3) Introduction to Interactive Interpreting
ITP 4452 (3) Discourse Analysis II
ITP 4456 (3) Advanced English to ASL
ITP 4457 (3) Advanced ASL to English
ITP 4458 (3) Advanced Interactive Interpreting
ITP 4462 (3) Practicum I: Seminar and Field Experiences
ITP 4463 (3) Practicum II: Seminar and Field Experiences
ITP 4465 (6) Internship: Educational Interpreting
ITP 4466 (6) Internship: Community Interpreting

 INTERPRETER TRAINING MINOR (18 HOURS)

ITP 2200 (3) Introduction to Interpreting: Professional Identity and Ethical Considerations
ITP 3364 (3) Introduction to Educational Interpreting/Transliterating
ASL 1141 (3) American Sign Language I
ASL 1142 (3) American Sign Language II
ASL 2241 (3) American Sign Language III
ASL 2242 (3) American Sign Language IV
     

MASTER MENTOR PROGRAM

The Master Mentor Program consists of four(4) 3-hour courses as outlined below. Students may enroll in this track in their final year of study. Students accepted into this track are still required to meet the 120-credit hour program criteria, as well as all other graduation requirements set forth in the ITP curriculum. Students wishing to enroll in the MMP track in lieu of Community Internship and Education Internship must meet the following criterion:

  • Possess Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) national certification for a minimum of 5 years prior to entry into the Interpreter Training Program.
ITP 4467 (3) Interpreting Mentorship I: Sign Language/English Interpreting
ITP 4468 (3) Interpreting Mentorship II: Sign Language/English Interpreting
ITP 4469 (3) Interpreting Mentorship III: Sign Language/English Interpreting
ITP 4470 (3) Interpreting Mentorship IV: Sign Language/English Interpreting


REHABILITATION

The baccalaureate rehabilitation major is accredited by the Registry of Undergraduate Programs by the Council on Rehabilitation Education. The purpose of the undergraduate rehabilitation major is twofold: (1) to prepare graduates for entry level professional rehabilitation positions both in the public and private sectors, and (2) to prepare students for graduate education in general and, in particular, graduate education in rehabilitation. The curriculum is built upon a strong liberal arts base designed to provide the student with an understanding of human behavior within the context of the social environment; an understanding of social service resources and social policy planning and analysis
particularly as related to client systems served by rehabilitation professionals; understanding and skills needed to become a consumer of practice research and an ability to evaluate one’s own practice effectiveness; an understanding of rehabilitation theory and issues; skills in the assessment of disability; basic skills in effective communication with client systems; skills in the use of vocational information systems; the development of intervention strategies in human problems; and the development of skills to support action programs for client populations with disabilities. A 12-credit-hour field practicum is required (minimum of 500 clock hours).

REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Specialized General Studies Requirements
Area IV Requirements
PSY 2210 (3) Developmental Psychology
PSY 2230 (3) Orientation to Psychology
 
Area V Requirements
PSY 3304 (3) Abnormal Psychology
Electives (9 hours)-Students must choose an additional 97 hours of free electives.
     
Progression in Rehabilitation
  1. A student remains in good standing by maintaining, at a minimum, a 2.0 GPA in all course work taken and a 2.0 GPA in all required departmental and professional courses.
     
Rehabilitation Program Requirements (45 Hours)
HS 2240 (3) Ethics
RHB 3375 (3) Diversity
PSY 3301 (3) Basic Statistics
PSY 3311 (3) Research Methods
PSY 4402 (3) Principles of Counseling
RHB 3345 (3) Foundations of Rehabilitation
RHB 3350 (3) Individual Differences and the World of Work
RHB 3360 (3) Vocational Assessment
RHB 3380 (3) Medical and Vocational Aspects of Physical Disabilities
RHB 4410 (1) Rehabilitation Pre-practicum
RHB 4420 (12) Rehabilitation Practicum
RHB 4450 (2) Senior Seminar
Select one of the following (3 hours):
RHB 3385 (3) Rehabilitation of Persons with Severe Disabilities
PSY 4459 (3) Applied Behavior Analysis
     
Complete one of the following recommended minors or an advisor approved minor (18 hours): Applied Behavioral Analysis, Case Management, Criminal Justice, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Interpreter Training, Leadership Development, Recreation, Spanish, Contract Medical Minor.
     

REHABILITATION MINOR (18 Hours)

RHB 3345 (3) Foundations of Rehabilitation
RHB 3350 (3) Individual Differences and the World of Work
RHB 3360 (3) Vocational Assessment
RHB 3380 (3) Medical and Vocational Aspects of Physical Disabilities
PSY 3304 (3) Abnormal Psychology
Select one of the following (3 hours):
RHB 3385 (3) Rehabilitation of Persons with Severe Disabilities
PSY 3340 (3) Psychology of Learning
PSY 3380 (3) Social Psychology
PSY 4459 (3) Applied Behavior Analysis

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the science concerned with the understanding of behavior and mental processes. A major in psychology provides students with (1) a useful foundation for further study at the graduate level, leading to various careers in psychology, or to study in the health professions and social work; (2) skills related to employment at the baccalaureate level for the pursuit of careers in mental health services, industry, human services or areas where the knowledge of behavior would be deemed beneficial; and (3) a sound preparation for describing, understanding, predicting, and controlling the events in their own lives. Students who obtain an advanced degree have a growing range of new opportunities for employment in medical settings, sports, business, the military, as well as private practice, university teaching, and research.

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
Specialized General Studies Requirements

Area IV
Required (6 hours)
PSY 2200 (3) General Psychology
  OR Placement In
PSY 2201 (3) Honors General Psychology
PSY 2210 (3) Developmental Psychology
     
Area V
Required (3 hours)
PSY 2230** (3) Orientation to Psychology
     
Electives (18 hours)-Students must choose an additional 18 hours of free electives.

**This course is a prerequisite for PSY 3311, PSY 3380, PSY 4405, PSY 4421, PSY4451, and PSY 4460.
     
Required Core (24 hours)
PSY 3301 (3) Basic Statistics
PSY 3304 (3) Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3311 (3) Research Methods
PSY 3340 (3) Psychology of Learning
PSY 3380 (3) Social Psychology
PSY 4421 (3) Physiological Psychology
PSY 4451 (3) History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 4460 (3) Cognitive Psychology
Select at least 12 hours of additional psychology courses. Some courses may require instructor approval.

PSYCHOLOGY MINOR (18 HOURS)
Students may select any 6 (18 hours) PSY courses. PSY 2230 is a prerequisite for some upper level PSY courses.

PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH MINOR (18 HOURS)

Required Courses
PSY 3301 (3) Basic Statistics
PSY 3309 (3) Advanced Statistics
PSY 3311 (3) Research Methods
PSY 3316 (3) Mixed Methods Research
PSY 3317 (3) Ethics in Research and Practice
PSY 4405 (3) Experimental Psychology
     
SUBSTANCE ADDICTION EDUCATION MINOR (18 HOURS)
Required Courses
PSY 4402 (3) Principles of Counseling
PSY 4420 (3) Physiological Dynamics of Alcohol and Other Drugs
PSY 4430 (3) Intro to Substance Abuse Counseling
PSY 4434 (3) Drug Education, Prevention, and Education
PSY 4435 (3) Treatment of Addictive Family Diseases
PSY 4436 (3) Treatment Theories and Modalities of Addictive Diseases
     

APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS MINOR (18 HOURS)

PSY 3340 (3) Psychology of Learning
PSY 4459 (3) Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY 4474 (3) Evaluation of Research for the Behavioral Treatment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays
PSY 4477 (3) Behavioral Assessment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays
PSY 4476 (3) Behavioral Treatment of Individuals with Autism and Developmental Delays
PSY 4478 (3) The Behavioral Analyst as a Professional and Ethical Practitioner
     
Students seeking experience based practicum experiences are encouraged to take the two practicum courses. See advisor for information regarding national credentials in Applied Behavior Analysis. Practicum experiences will be required for application for national credentials.
     
PSY 4496 (3) Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum I
PSY 4497 (3) Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum II
     

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MINOR (18 HOURS)

LDR 1100 (3) Introduction to Leadership
LDR 2200 (3) Tools for Leaders
LDR 3300 (3) Leadership Theory
LDR 4400 (3) Leadership Seminar
Select at least an additional six hours from the following:
AS 3312 (3) Air Force Leadership Studies I
AS 3313 (3) Air Force Leadership Studies II
COM 3345 (3) Group Discussion and Leadership
LDR 3310 (3) Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
LDR 3320 (3) Great Leaders
LDR 4444 (3-6) Leadership Internship
LDR 4450 (1-6) Leadership Service Learning
LDR 4493-94 (1-3) Guided Independent Study
MGT 3300 (3) Principles of Management
MSL 2201 (2) Individual Leadership Studies
MSL 2202 (2) Leadership and Teamwork
MSL 2204 (2) Leadership Lab
PHI 2204 (3) Ethics and the Modern World
POL 3340 (3) U.S. Government – Executive Branch

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Teacher Certification

Please see the list of certification programs offered at Troy University at the beginning of the College of Education (COE) section. All teacher education certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. Students seeking teacher certification should refer to the specific program sections in the catalog for eligibility and program completion requirements. This information can be found on the COE website. Only those students who are properly admitted to an approved teacher certification program and complete all current requirements will be allowed to graduate.

Certification in Alabama
Candidates completing an approved teacher certification program are eligible to apply for the Alabama Class B initial professional certificate, provided they meet all of the following:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate coursework , a 2.75 in the professional studies coursework, and 2.75 in the teaching field(s) coursework.
  • A grade of C or better in all coursework in professional and teaching field which applies to certification; and
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II examinations in content area, Praxis II Reading (if applicable) and Praxis II PLT.
  • Successful completion of the required Alabama Department of Education Basic Skills examination.

Any candidate who applies for a professional certificate is subject to all regulations set forth by the Alabama State Department of Education, including a comprehensive background check that shall be completed and cleared prior to observations in P-12 settings. Additional requirements (e.g., standardized examinations to demonstrate content mastery) may be added as the Alabama State Board of Education and other accrediting agencies modify regulations. Implementation of additional requirements may be mandated by the Alabama State Department of Education and could supersede a student’s stated program requirements. Candidates should consult their education adviser for details.

Only candidates properly admitted to an approved certification program and who successfully fulfill all program and certification requirements will be recommended for certification. The Certification Officer, appointed by the dean of the College of Education, is the only Troy University official authorized to recommend candidates for certification in any state.

Fingerprinting Requirement
Effective no later than the beginning of Fall 2008 semester, any candidate applying for admission to a state-approved program shall be required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check through the Alabama State Department of Education to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) pursuant to Act 2002-457. Fingerprinting must be completed and cleared prior to conduction of observations in P-12 schools.

Certification in Other States
Other states may grant professional certification to candidates completing the Troy University teacher education program. Some states may have additional requirements. Candidates seeking certification in other states should contact the appropriate State Department of Education.

Only candidates properly admitted to an approved
certification program and who successfully fulfill all program and certification requirements will be recommended for certification. The Certification Officer, appointed by the dean of the College of Education, is the only Troy University official authorized to recommend candidates for certification in any state.

Statement of Guarantee for New Educators
Candidates who are recommended by Troy University for Alabama state teacher certification shall be granted remediation at no cost if:

  1. they are employed in their areas of specialization of the awarded certificate;
  2. they receive less than the required minimum composite score on Educate Alabama or other state adopted evaluation instrument;
  3. remediation is requested within two years of the valid date of the Professional Educator certificate, which was issued based on recommendation by the unit.

In no case shall the unit be required to provide remediation for more than the first two years of employment.

Exit Examinations
Students are required to successfully complete the required PRAXIS II tests associated with their major and successfully complete internship. Effective August 2018 students seeking certification in Alabama will be required to pass the state adopted performance assessment. Contact your content major advisor for details.

Certification Only
Candidates who currently hold valid Alabama professional teacher certification may complete program requirements for recommendation of additional teaching fields. Transcripts andAt least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree must be earned in residence with Troy University. Transfer credit for professional education courses and teaching area courses which give consideration to pedagogical application is allowable only for courses taken at a regionally accredited institution in a state approved teacher education/certification program. Other transfer credit is subject to approval.

General Studies Requirements

General studies courses cannot be used to meet requirements for both a major field and general studies. Some education majors have special general studies requirements. Consult your education adviser and the General Studies section of this catalog for details. Required major field courses are listed under the appropriate departmental listing in this catalog.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Admission to Troy University does not qualify a student for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Candidates may only enroll in EDU 3310 (or check-sheet approved discipline specific introduction to education course), EDU 3305 (or check-sheet approved discipline-specific technology course), EDU 4400 (or check-sheet approved discipline-specific classroom management course), and SPE 3340 (or check-sheet approved discipline-specific diverse learners course), EDU 3303 (or check-sheet approved discipline-specific education psychology/ assessment course) prior to meeting all criteria for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Candidates must meet with their teaching field adviser for any restrictions regarding enrollment in teaching field courses prior to admission to TEP. Written application to the Teacher Education Program is required. Additional requirements include the following:

  1. Completion of 48 semester hours of required general studies courses including a grade of C or better in the two English composition courses and a grade of C or better in the required general studies mathematics course(s) for the teacher education major.
  2. Elementary, collaborative teacher K-6, and collaborative teacher 6-12 candidates must complete both MTH 1110 and MTH 1112 with a grade of C or better to satisfy the math requirement for admission to TEP.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in professional studies, and 2.75 in teaching field(s). Students who fail to meet the required GPA may repeat courses. The university academic policy will be applied in calculating grade point averages. Cohorts admitted to TEP must have an average GPA of 3.0.
    • Meeting minimum GPA requirements does not guarantee TEP admission.
    • MTH 2251 & MTH 2252 are in the Teaching Field for Elementary, Collaborative K-6, and Collaborative 6-12 majors.
  4. Successful completion of the required Alabama Department of Education Basic Skills test.
  5. Successful completion of an interview
  6. Elementary majors are required to pass the PRAXIS II multi-subjects test prior to admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP).
  7. Completion of a minimum of 12 clock hours of classroom observation/participation.
  8. Evidence of successful background and fingerprint check.
  9. Evidence of current professional liability coverage.

The Professional Internship Program

The Professional Internship Program is the culminating clinical field-based experience for candidates seeking certification in a teaching field. The Professional Internship Program provides the candidate with the opportunity to conduct classes and assume the role of teacher while receiving supervision from a classroom teacher and a university supervisor. Candidates must attend a pre-internship meeting one year prior to the semester of projected internship. Instructions regarding qualifications and applications should be obtained from the Certification and Field Experience Office and submitted two semesters prior to the semester that the candidate plans to intern.

All candidate completing an initial certification program for teachers must complete a nine-semester-hour internship in the grade level(s) and academic subject(s) of the certification sought. This is a full-time assignment for a full semester (approximately 600 clock hours) with placement in a regionally accredited school.

Interns must enroll in the appropriate three-semester hour internship seminar course during the internship semester.

Prerequisites for internship include the following:

  1. Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).
  2. A GPA of 2.75 overall on all coursework attempted.
  3. A GPA of 2.75 in all professional studies coursework
    attempted.
  4. A GPA of 2.75 in all teaching field coursework attempted.
  5. Satisfactory disposition reviews.
  6. Completion of all coursework except for Internship Seminar, which is taken in conjunction with internship.
  7. Completion of all professional studies and teaching field courses with a grade of C or better.
  8. Evidence of current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  9. Successful completion of the required Alabama Department of Education Basic Skills Test.
  10. Students are required to successfully complete the required PRAXIS II test(s) associated with their major and successfully complete internship.
  11. Evidence of current professional liability coverage.
  12. Completion of any additional requirements mandated by the Alabama State Department of Education.

Undergraduate internship experiences must occur in the appropriate grade level(s) and subject(s) and are supervised by an approved certified classroom teachers. P-12 faculty shall provide regular and continuing support for interns through such processes as observation, conferencing, group discussion, email and the use of other technologies.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6) (121 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements
See the general studies section of this catalog for additional information.

Elementary education majors must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in each of the following disciplines as part of general studies: mathematics, social science, science, and English.

General Studies (60 Hours)
Area V Requirements (20 Hours)
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
KHP 2251 (3) Foundations of Physical Education & Health
MTH 1112 (3) Pre-Calculus Algebra
MTH 2251 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers I
MTH 2252 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers II
SCI 2234 (3) Earth and Space Science
SCI L234 (1) Earth and Space Science Lab
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
     
Education Major (Professional Studies 33 Hours)
EDU 3303 (3) Educational Psychology & Classroom Assessment
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
ELE 4474 (9) Internship
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Areas
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners
ELE 4454 (3) Internship Seminar
     
Teaching Field (33 Hours)
EDU 3308 (3) Integrated STEM
EDU L308 (1) Integrated STEM Lab
ELE 3360 (3) Teaching Social Science
ELE L360 (1) Teaching Social Science Lab
ELE 3361 (3) Teaching Natural Science
ELE L361 (1) Teaching Natural Science Lab
ELE 3362 (3) Teaching Mathematics
ELE L362 (1) Teaching Mathematics Lab
MTH 2251 (3) Math Concepts for Teachers I
MTH 2252 (3) Math Concepts for Teachers II
RED 3310 (3) Language and Literacy
RED L310 (1) Language and Literacy Lab
RED 4483 (3) Reading Intervention Strategies
RED L483 (1) Reading Intervention Strategies Lab
SPE 4407 (3) Inclusion Strategies

COLLABORATIVE TEACHER (K-6) (122 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

See the general studies section of this catalog for additional information.

Collaborative teacher majors must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in each of the following disciplines as part of general studies: mathematics, social science, science, and English.

Area V Requirements
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
MTH 1112 (3) Pre-Calculus Algebra
MTH 2251 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers I
MTH 2252 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers II
SCI 2234 (3) Earth and Space Science
SCI L234 (1) Earth and Space Science Lab
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
KHP 2251 (3) Foundations of Physical Education and Health
 
Education Major (Professional Studies)
EDU 3303 (3) Educational Psychology & Classroom Assessment
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Areas
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners
SPE 4454 (3) Internship Seminar
SPE 4474 (9) Collaborative Teacher K-6 Internship
 
Teaching Field (34 Hours)
EDU 3308 (3) Integrated STEM
EDU L308 (1) Integrated STEM Lab
ELE 3362 (3) Teaching Mathematics
ELE L362 (1) Teaching Mathematics Lab
MTH 2251 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers I
MTH 2252 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers II
RED 3310 (3) Language and Literacy
RED L310 (1) Language and Literacy Lab
RED 4483 (3) Reading Intervention Strategies
RED L483 (1) Reading Intervention Strategies Lab
SPE 3301 (3) Advanced Introduction to Disabilities
SPE 3306 (3) Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities
SPE 3309 (3) Teaching Students with Mod/Severe Disabilities
SPE 4407 (3) Inclusive Strategies
 

COLLABORATIVE TEACHER (6-12) (121 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

See the general studies section of this catalog for additional information.

Collaborative teacher majors must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in each of the following disciplines as part of general studies: mathematics, social science, science, and English.

Area V Requirements
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
MTH 1112 (3) Pre-Calculus Algebra
MTH 2251 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers I
MTH 2252 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers II
SCI 2234 (3) Earth and Space Science
SCI L234 (1) Earth and Space Science Lab
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
KHP 2251 (3) Foundations of Physical Education and Health
     
Education Major Professional Studies (33 Hours)
EDU 3303 (3) Educational Psychology & Classroom Assessment
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
RED 4401 (3) Reading in Content Areas
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners
SPE 4454 (3) Internship Seminar
SPE 4465 (9) Collaborative Teacher (6-12) Internship
     
Teaching Field (33 Hours)
EDU 3308 (3) Integrated STEM
EDU L308 (1) Integrated STEM Lab
ELE 3362 (3) Teaching Mathematics
ELE L362 (1) Teaching Mathematics Lab
MTH 2251 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers I
MTH 2252 (3) Math Concepts for K-6 Teachers II
RED 4483 (3) Reading Intervention Strategies
RED L483 (1) Reading Intervention Strategies Lab
SPE 3301 (3) Advanced Introduction to Disabilities
SPE 3305 (3) Transition Planning
SPE 3306 (3) Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities
SPE 3309 (3) Teaching Students with Mod/Severe Disabilities
SPE 4407 (3) Inclusive Strategies

SECONDARY EDUCATION (6-12)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

See the general studies section of this catalog for additional information. See discipline specific major for specialized general studies requirements.

Education Major (Professional Studies) (36 Hours)
____4481 (3) Methods and Materials for the Secondary
Teacher (Prefix: BIO, CHM, ENG, HIS,
HLT, MTH, SCI, OR SS)
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners or discipline specific course
EDU 3303 (3) Educational Psychology and Assessment or discipline specific course
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management or discipline specific course
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Area
SED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar for Secondary Education See adviser for requirements in the major.
____ 4474 (9)
Internship in Secondary Education
(Prefix: BIO, EHM, ENG, HIS, HLT, MTH,
SCI, OR SS)

Available secondary education disciplines are as follows:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Language Arts
  • Comprehensive General Science
  • Health
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science

INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION (P-12)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

See the general studies section of this catalog for additional information.

Education Major (Professional Studies)
Music Education Majors:
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
MUS 4403 (3) Classroom Management for the Music
Educator
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
MUS 3346 (3) Educational Psychology and Assessment in
Fine Arts
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Areas
MUS 4460 (3) Music for the Exceptional Learner
MUS 3305 (3) Music Technologies
MUS 4472 (9) Internship in Music Education
IED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar for Interdisciplinary Education
MUS 4481 (3) Methods and Materials for the Secondary Music Teacher (3-4)
     
Physical Education Majors:
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
KHP 4465 (3) Classroom Management and Organization for HPE
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
KHP 3391 (3) Testing and Statistical Interpretation
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Areas
KHP 4462 (3) Physical Education for Exceptional Children
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
KHP 4472 (9) Internship in Health/Physical Education
IED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar for Interdisciplinary Education
KHP 4481 (3) Methods and Materials for the P-12 Physical Educator
     
Art Education Majors:
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
ART 3346 (3) Educational Psychology and Assessment in Fine Arts
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Areas
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
ART 4472 (9) Internship in Art Education
IED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar for Interdisciplinary Education
ART 4481 (3) Methods and Materials for the Art Teacher
     
Theater Education Majors:
EDU 3310 (3) Introduction to Education
EDU 4400 (3) Classroom Management
EDU 4471 (3) Curriculum and Instructional Delivery
THE 3346 (3) Educational Psychology and Assessment in Fine Arts
RED 4401 (3) Reading in the Content Areas
SPE 3340 (3) Diverse Learners
EDU 3305 (3) Teaching with Technology
THE 4472 (9) Internship in Grades P-12
IED 4454 (3) Internship Seminar for Interdisciplinary Education
THE 4481 (3) Methods and Materials for the Theater Teacher

In addition to the required general studies and the education major identified above, students seeking Alabama teacher certification in grades P-12 should complete the academic major in a specific discipline, and select Education as the second major. Students should consult with their education adviser concerning all certification requirements and with their academic discipline adviser for requirements in the major. Available interdisciplinary education disciplines are as follows:

  • Art
  • Music, Instrumental
  • Music, Choral
  • Physical Education
  • Theatre
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