Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
Schedule your campus visit today and start getting to know TROY.
Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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Global Campus meets the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
Iris Hong Xu, Ph.D. – Director
Center for International Languages & Cultures (CILC)
Confucius Institute at TROY University (CITU)
Distinguished Professor of SLA and Chinese Language, Culture and Civilization
Dr. Iris Hong Xu, Distinguished Professor, Second Language Acquisition and Chinese Language, Culture and Civilization. She is the director of Center for International Languages & Cultures and Confucius Institute at Troy University. Dr. Xu holds a B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Harbin Teachers University, PR China, an M.Ed. in Bilingual Education, a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) from University of Alberta, Canada and a Ph.D. study in Modern Chinese Literature from Northeast Normal University, PR China. Dr. Xu joined the staff of Troy University in 2008 after 15 years with Edmonton Public Schools, Alberta, Canada, and over two decades of experience as a second language teacher, supervisor, consultant, curriculum developer and conceptual designer. She has striven to create opportunities for learners of all ages to have experiences with new languages in and out of the classroom, including intercultural and interlingual exchanges for education students and teachers. She has been active in numerous local institutions and organizations of second language teachers and offered second language education and teacher education seminars and courses in China, Canada and the USA and mentored and guided many graduate students from around the world. Dr. Xu has been actively involved in coordination and organizing various programs in the fields of training and teaching English and Chinese as a second language. She has been directing and coordinating in the writing of the International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education, which has been translated into 47 languages as of 2012. She is the chief writer of seven volumes of Chinese-English Bilingual curricula, and Chinese as Foreign Language curricula. Dr. Xu is an expert in language teacher training. She is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences and published numerous journal articles in the field of teaching English/Chinese as a foreign language. Dr. Xu's new books (co-author with Dr. Rui Feng), Case Studies on Chinese Language Teaching in North America will be published in 2016 and her Gender, Race and Culture-Chinese American Women’s Writing will be published in January 2017.
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