Education Certification Programs Grades P-12

About the Graduate Education Certification Programs Grades P-12 (Interdisciplinary)

Alternative-A programs (Alt-A) are for students who have an undergraduate degree without a teaching certificate and would like to obtain their initial certification. The Alt-A program builds student's knowledge in both content and teaching pedagogy so that they are prepared to enter a classroom and be successful. 

Traditional programs provide the opportunity for students to advance their studies from their undergraduate program through a master's degree. Students in the traditional program seek advanced certification within the same discipline as their current certification. 

Thinking about furthering your education or changing your profession altogether? Earning a graduate degree in Teacher Education can help you do just that!


Graduate P-12 Certification Programs

By now, you’ve seen first-hand how art transforms lives and culture. In fact, you can probably think of at least one teacher who has helped you find and hone your artistic voice. You can be that influence for someone else! Working together, TROY’s Department of Art and Design and College of Education will help prepare you to teach and influence promising young artists. At TROY, not only will you continue to build onto your artistic skills, but you’ll gain skills that will allow you to captivate imaginations, impart knowledge and teach techniques to your future students.

This degree requires students to complete one semester of teaching internship. This internship provides the student with necessary teaching experience through the of a cooperating teacher. Students will learn real-life teaching experience through a variety of teaching methods which incorporates the use of technology as well as the use of hands on laboratory experiences.

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  • TROY Online

By now, you’ve seen first-hand how art transforms lives and culture. In fact, you can probably think of at least one teacher who has helped you find and hone your artistic voice. You can be that influence for someone else! Working together, TROY’s Department of Art and Design and College of Education will help prepare you to teach and influence promising young artists. At TROY, not only will you continue to build onto your artistic skills, but you’ll gain skills that will allow you to captivate imaginations, impart knowledge and teach techniques to your future students.

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  • Troy Campus

TROY's Gifted Education program is one of the only programs in the state of Alabama producing qualified, degree-holding gifted education professionals who are much needed by their school systems. Not only is the program the only gifted education master's degree offered south of Birmingham, Alabama, but it is also one of the only programs allowing graduate students to earn their master's in gifted education online. 

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  • TROY Online

 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 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.

This degree requires students to complete one semester of teaching internship. This internship provides the student with necessary teaching experience through the of a cooperating teacher. Students will learn real-life teaching experience through a variety of teaching methods which incorporates the use of technology as well as the use of hands on laboratory experiences.

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  • Troy Campus

 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 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.

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  • Troy Campus

 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 choral 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.

This degree requires students to complete one semester of teaching internship. This internship provides the student with necessary teaching experience through the of a cooperating teacher. Students will learn real-life teaching experience through a variety of teaching methods which incorporates the use of technology as well as the use of hands on laboratory experiences.

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  • Troy Campus

 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 choral 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.

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  • Troy Campus

 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.

This degree requires students to complete one semester of teaching internship. This internship provides the student with necessary teaching experience through the of a cooperating teacher. Students will learn real-life teaching experience through a variety of teaching methods which incorporates the use of technology as well as the use of hands on laboratory experiences.

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  • Troy Campus

 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.

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  • Troy Campus

 The teacher leader education specialist certification program at TROY is designed for teachers already holding a master's professional educator certificate in any teaching field or area of instructional support. It is best suited for professionals who want to focus on curriculum and instruction but do not want to become an administrator.

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Program Locations

  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus
  • Phenix City Campus

 

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“The Education Specialist degree in Teacher Leader from Troy University made me a better teacher for my students and challenged me to step up and take on a leadership role in my school. The program taught me how to lead professional development and be an active mentor to fellow teachers. In addition, it also taught me the power of team teaching and instructional coaching. The faculty supported me, challenged me to grow professionally, and provided hands-on learning experiences. The College of Education at Troy University has helped me achieve my goals and prepared me for success as I pursue my doctorate. I highly recommended it!”

Brittany Spillman  |  Teacher Leader , 2018

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

Students with a graduate degree in P-12 Education are able to teach in either an elementary or secondary setting similar to the undergraduate program. Additionally, students with a graduate degree may be able to teach undergraduate courses in their discipline at varying colleges or become a specialist or coach for their school system.

Ed.S. Teacher Leader

 Teacher leaders usually want to pursue instructional coaching positions or lead teacher positions.
With this certification, you'll bring valuable new skills to your school and be prepared to:
- Develop curriculum
- Develop/deliver professional development activities
- Develop school improvement initiatives
- Help create school improvements by collecting assessment data
- Mentor new teachers/train staff

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