Empower and help change the lives of students with special needs who are differently abled by pursuing your collaborative teacher degree from Troy University. When you become a collaborative teacher major, you have the option to choose grades K-6 or 6-12 as your focus.
TROY’s undergraduate collaborative teacher program is fully accredited with a curriculum
built on both Alabama standards for special education teachers and standards drafted
by the Council for Exceptional Children. As you go through this program, you will
spend more than 150 hours in a variety of classrooms working with students with special
needs. You will complete course projects based on real-life teaching scenarios, and
you will be given the opportunity to collaborate with practicing teachers and fellow
students to develop job-related skills. There is a heavy emphasis on reading and math
in our curriculum, which positions our graduates to be impactful in these two heavily
emphasized academic areas in K-12 schools.
This program’s faculty-to-student ratio averages approximately 1 to 15, which creates a more personal level for interaction with our dedicated and experienced faculty. The curriculum focuses on evidence-based practices to help those with special needs achieve success. It also will help develop your foundational skills associated with writing individual education plans (IEPs) and the understanding of special education laws.
Students with a graduate degree in Secondary Education can teach at both the high school and middle school level as well as become an instructional specialist/coach for a school system. Students are also able to teacher undergraduate courses in their discipline at many colleges.
The collaborative teacher education program at Troy University prepares teachers to
meet the needs of students with disabilities in order for them to reach their full
potential. Teachers with licensure and advanced degrees in special education are in
high demand throughout Alabama, the Southeast and the United States.