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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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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.

As Alabama's International University, TROY's mission is to promote the economic and social growth of Alabama, the southeastern United States, and the world. To fulfill our mission, TROY created the Ph.D. in Global Leadership.

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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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U.S. News & World Report Ranks TROY's Online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology 21st in the Nation

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Bachelor's of Science in Psychology

Psychology is one of the most popular majors at Troy University with well over 1000 students pursuing degrees. The Department of Psychology consists of faculty with expertise and professional experience in many fields, including: Addictions, Abnormal Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology & School Psychology.

The Department of Psychology will host  their 20th Annual Troy University Psychology Conference, April 29, 2022. Please contact Dr. Frank Hammonds, (334)670-5921, or Dr. Gina Mariano,,  (334)808-6405 if you have questions. Submission deadline is April 1, 2022.

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About the College


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


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 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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