Education Certification Programs Grades P-12 (Interdisciplinary)

About the Undergraduate P-12 Certification Programs

Interdisciplinary programs offer students the opportunity to obtain teaching certification for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in the disciplines of Art, Music (Choral and Instrumental), and Theatre. 

P-12 Education students impact the lives of children through creative disciplines and help children experience joy during their education experiences. Join Troy University in building students who will create a better future for all students. 


P-12 Certification Programs 

P-12 Visual Arts allows students to experience a wide range of art from printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and painting. Majors are able to refine their personal skills while also learning how to teach those skills to a variety of students.

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  • Troy Campus

Do you have a passion for musical instruments of all shapes and sizes and a desire to help students academically pursue their love of music? TROY’s bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in instrumental training can help you mentor and teach students as they develop their talents. From pre-school to 12th grade, your degree from TROY will help prepare you to inspire and equip new generations of musicians as they practice and perform in their schools’ bands and ensembles.

Combined experience

TROY’s music education instrumental degree gives you the unique experience to be a part of both the College of Education and the John M. Long School of Music found within the University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. As a music education major focusing on instrumental music, your courses will be taught by talented and passionate musicians who are dedicated to helping their students become knowledgeable in the areas of brass, woodwind, percussion and string instruments as well as vocal training. As you work your way through the program, you will have the opportunity to try out for and perform with TROY’s award-winning and nationally acclaimed Sound of the South Marching Band. You can also try out for and perform within TROY’s symphony band, concert band, jazz ensemble and basketball pep band along with various other smaller ensembles.

Prepare for success

Within the College of Education, you’ll receive training from experienced, top-notch teaching professionals who are passionate about equipping students with the tools needed to lead a classroom of their own. Your time spent within the College of Education at Troy University will prepare you to impart your knowledge of instrumental music to your future students. You’ll also be provided with the professional teaching skills you need to step into a classroom of your own.

Real-world experience

As a part of TROY’s continued legacy of excellence, you will be given the opportunity to be a part of a professional internship program, which will be completed before graduation. This is the culminating clinical field-based experience you will need to seek certification in a teaching field. It will provide you with the opportunity to conduct classes and assume the role of a teacher while receiving supervision from a classroom teacher and a university supervisor for a period of one full semester.

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus

Does music move you? Is singing your passion? Do you want to help students develop that same love? With a bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in choral music from Troy University, you can cultivate and inspire a love of music in students from elementary to high school.

Combined experience

TROY’s music education choral degree gives you the unique experience to be a part of both the College of Education and the John M. Long School of Music found within the University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. The training you receive from both colleges will serve to prepare you to earn your music teacher certification within the state of Alabama.

As a music education major focusing on choral music, your courses will be taught by talented and passionate musicians who are dedicated to helping you become knowledgeable in areas such as diction for singers, vocal pedagogy, wind and percussion methods, class strings, private piano and voice and choral techniques. You will also have the opportunity to be a part of TROY’s Collegiate Singers—a group designed to provide a quality performing experience for students utilizing excellent repertoire from a wide variety of historical and cultural styles. This will teach you vocal technique, music reading and ensemble performance techniques.

Within the College of Education, you’ll receive training from experienced, top-notch teaching professionals who are passionate about equipping you with the tools needed to lead a classroom of your own. Your time spent within TROY’s College of Education will help prepare you to impart your musical knowledge to your future students. You’ll also be introduced to the professional teaching skills and practices you’ll need in order to earn your music teacher certification in the state of Alabama.

Real-world experience

As a part of TROY’s continued legacy of excellence, you will be given the opportunity to be a part of a professional internship program, which will be completed before graduation. This is the culminating clinical field-based experience you will need to seek certification in a teaching field. It will provide you with the opportunity to conduct classes and assume the role of a teacher while receiving supervision from a classroom teacher and Troy University supervisor for a period of one full semester.

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus

If you are passionate about teaching others the skills necessary to participate in health enhancing sport and physical activity for life, the Bachelor of Science in physical education at TROY is for you. This program prepares preschool - 12th grade teachers to impact students in team, individual and lifetime sport skills in order to enhance their quality of life beyond their school years. At Troy University, our physical education program is based on three beliefs. First, teach students the proper skills necessary to participate in a variety of sport, individual and lifetime activities. Second, provide opportunities for the student to learn and participate in a wide variety of physical activities. Finally, by doing so, the student will find success in something they enjoy and will continue to do throughout life in order to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.

Physical education and health education double major

Many of our graduates in health and physical education choose to double major. The availability of both majors and the opportunity for students to opt for a double major sets Troy University apart from other programs. An additional semester of 18 credit hours can provide the graduate with two degrees and prepare them for dual certification in physical education and health education, making them more marketable.

Why choose TROY?

It is our mission to offer programs that enhance the lives of our students by making them marketable for meaningful employment by:

  • Applying theoretical models by implementing practical experiences
  • Involvement in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Preparation to participate in professional, social, and technological change
  • Providing exemplary leadership through teaching in the classroom and in the field
  • Demonstrating effectiveness in teaching and internship opportunities.

Our program focuses on developing skills in leadership, teaching and public speaking while using the educational conceptual framework of information, innovation and reflection with all students. This framework focuses on the preparation for teaching in the classroom, opportunities for the students to gain hands-on experience teaching using their creativity and expert assessment after teaching opportunities for reflection and improvement on the student’s behalf. Within the last five years, our graduates have seen a 97% job placement rate. This program continues to produce professionals who are highly sought after by administrators around the state of Alabama.

Career opportunities in physical education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the projected rate of growth for jobs in this field from 2018 ro 2028 is 3 percent for elementary school level teachers and 4 percent for secondary school teachers. The median annual salary for a primary school teacher is $57,980 and $60,320 for secondary school teachers.

Most students interested in physical education will strive to become primary or secondary school teachers, sporting coaches or will pursue graduate school to obtain a degree in educational administration, sport administration or an allied health field.

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus

The only theatre education program in the state of Alabama - our teaching artists are shaping the future.

If bright lights, stunning scenes, responsive audiences and dynamic acting are things you love, theatre holds a special place in your heart. If you dream of sharing the thrill of opening night with new generations of theatre lovers, a theatre education (Grades P-12) undergraduate degree from Troy University can help provide you with unique opportunities to be center stage in your own classroom.

Preparing "teaching artists"

The University is designed to prepare "teaching artists" to shape the future of theatre. Students hone their skills in all areas of theatre—performance, production, design, management, technology, directing—and gain hands-on, practical experience with students of all ages through theatre education classes, courses in the College of Education, and TROY's annual Summer Spotlight series. Students also have the opportunity to be involved with theatrical productions within the Department of Theatre and Dance by being assigned to casts or crews in all aspects of theatre.

While much of your work will take place within the College of Communication and Fine Arts' Department of Theatre and Dance, your time spent withing the College of Education will prepare you to impart your knowledge of theatre to your future students. Courses within TROY's theatre education program are taught by highly skilled and knowledgeable faculty focused on audition and portfolio techniques and fundamentals of scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup, script analysis and acting.

Experience earned

One of the most important skills you will gain through your classes is how to develop an educational theatre program, with a focus on administration. With courses such as classroom management and curriculum and instructional delivery, you will be taught the skills needed to step into a classroom of your own with professional teaching skills. Before graduating with a degree from TROY in theatre education, you will participate in an internship in order to gave hands-on experience and prepare you for your future career.

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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus


What Can You Do with a Degree in P-12 Education? 


Students with a degree in P-12 Education are able to teach in either an Elementary or Secondary Education setting. Students also have the opportunity to further their studies in the graduate program. 

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