About the College
Founded as a teachers college, today TROY continues to produce educators, counselors
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Of our graduates in the field of ASL/English Interpreting are able to find work upon
Mission & Vision
To prepare educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, 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
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The Trojan Warrior Spirit Lives Here
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
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.
College of Education faculty and staff
The College of Education Faculty and Staff invite you to apply and become a TROY
Preparing teachers since 1887
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ranked among the best for academic excellence