COLLEGE OF Education

For more than a century, Troy University has continued to produce teachers, counselors, administrators and sign-language interpreters who have changed the lives of students around the globe. Today, TROY's College of Education (COE) stresses the importance of learning through an academic experience that spans well beyond the classroom. 

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Troy University has been approved by ACHE and SACS to offer a Ph.D. in Global Leadership

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Ph.D. in Global Leadership

Troy University has been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a new doctoral degree, the Ph.D. in Global Leadership.

The degree can be completed online, offering a way for working professionals to earn a Ph.D.

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The Coleman Center has been awarded three (3) First Class Pre-K grants. These grants will allow us to support our surrounding communities by providing a quality pre-k early childhood education for their four-year-old children. Each classroom will have a certified early childhood education teacher and an auxiliary teacher. The grant will also fund all needs within the classroom to include curriculum, instructional materials, professional development, furniture, etc. We look forward to establishing a very strong partnership with Alabama State Department of Early Childhood Education and the Office of School Readiness due to their supporting us with these grants.


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About the College


Founded as a teachers college, today TROY continues to produce educators, counselors and administrators.  


Scholarships for study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, South Korea, Uganda and more


 Of our graduates in the field of ASL/English Interpreting are able to find work upon graduation.

Mission & Vision

To prepare educators, administrators, counselors, interpreters and other professionals to be informed , innovative practitioners who are effectively trained to achieve the goals, competencies and skills identified by the accrediting and professional organizations specific for each program. To graduate professionals who impact their profession through the depth of their knowledge, dedication to ethical practices, insightful engagement in the global society, connection to diverse populations and an understanding of the power and responsibility they have to improve the lives of others.


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A legacy of excellence

Founded in 1887 as a teacher's college, today's Troy University continues its original mission of preparing educators, counselors, administrators and other professionals to be lifelong, innovative, informed decision makers. As a student within the COE, you'll be effectively trained to achieve the goals and skills identified by the accrediting and professional organizations for each program. The outstanding faculty members in the COE provide real-world experiences that make classroom learning come alive for students. These dedicated faculty members care about individual students and work hard to ensure their successes. 

The College of Education consists of the Department of Teacher Education, the Department of Leadership Development and Professional Studies, the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreter Training and the Department of Psychology. Our programs provide a rich environment of professional and clinical expertise to a diverse population of students.

The College of Education also enjoys partnerships with Outreach Programs ACCESS, AMSTI, Technology in Motion and SEARIC (Inservice).

College of Education programs are available in Dothan, Global Campus Sites, Montgomery, Phenix City, Troy and Troy online.

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College of Education Faculty and Staff in front of Hawkins Hall

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 Preparing teachers since 1887

Helen Keller Lecture Series

Helen Keller Lecture Series

 Troy University’s Helen Keller Lecture, which began in 1995 as the vision of Chancellor and Mrs. Jack Hawkins, Jr., was initiated to call attention to and raise awareness of the challenges faced by those with physical limitations, particularly the sensory impaired. Through the years, the lecture has also provided the opportunity to highlight those who have devoted their careers to meeting the needs of the sensory impaired and to celebrate the collaborative efforts and partnerships of Troy University and the agencies and individuals who serve these special individuals.


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Become A Teacher In Alabama

Teaching has been the backbone of Troy University since 1887. From Kindergarten to High School, teachers help their students to learn basic skills and progress to more advanced levels of learning. Teachers provide encouragement and support to their students that can stay with a child or young adult for a lifetime.

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Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center

Alabama's eleven Regional Inservice Centers were created by the State Legislature to enhance the training of school personnel in critical needs areas. The concept and mandate were adopted in May, 1984 (Act 84-622), establishing centers to provide "rigorous inservice training in critical needs areas for the state's public school personnel"- teachers, superintendents, principals, and local board of education members.

The Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center (SEARIC) serves nearly 5,600 teachers in 21 school systems. 

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Specialized program accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process that ensures our programs meet and exceed levels of quality to the public, to other institutions and to potential employers. Our professional educator programs are nationally accredited through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and at the state level with certification programs which are approved by the ALSDE (Alabama State Board of Education). The counseling programs are approved for accreditation by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs). The rehabilitation program is accredited by CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education). These accreditations add value not only to our programs but also to our graduates in that they can be recognized for the excellence and distinction they have achieved.

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Ranked among the best for academic excellence

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