Elementary Education



We appreciate your interest in Troy University.


Troy University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Troy University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Troy University Area V page, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of course work and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to Troy University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Elementary or Early Childhood Education, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to one of our Troy University Campuses.


This is for use Alabama Community College students only.  If you are transferring to Troy University from another institution outside of the Alabama Community College System, please contact our admissions office for up-to-date transfer information.

INSTRUCTIONS:  You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this TROY-AREA V document.  For any recommendations made below, please follow them within each AREA for a more seamless transfer experience to TROY.

MAJOR:  Elementary Education
(This major is available through the Troy, Dothan, and Phenix City campuses)
(Students should use the Elementary or Early Childhood Education Transfer Guide)


AREA I-V Recommendations:

Additional AREA I-IV Recommendations:


A grade of "C" or higher is required in Composition I and II at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.


Students attending Troy University are required to take a sequence of Literature courses (6 SH) to meet Area II and/or Area V requirements.  Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take a literature sequence from the following to meet this requirement:  ENG 251/251(American Literature I/II); ENG 261/261(English Literature I/II); or ENG 271/272(World Literature I/II).  If the literature sequence is not completed in Area II, you should complete the sequence by courses selected in Area V.

When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.


A grade of "C" or higher is required in the Math course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.


When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.


The remaining 19 SH in Area V can be obtained at the community college by taking 19 SH from the following:

  • PHS 111 or GLY 101 (Physical Science I or Intro to Geology I)(4 SH) - for the 4 sh in Science section
  • MTH 112 (Precalculus Algebra)(3 SH) - for the 9 sh in Math section
  • MTH 231 (Math for Elementary Teacher I)(3 SH) - for the 9 sh in Math section
  • MTH 232 (Math for Elementary Teacher II)(3 SH) - for the 9 sh in Math section
  • ORI 101 (Orientation to College)(1 SH)
  • CIS 146 (Microcomputer Applications)(3 SH)

Troy University Baccalaureate Degrees
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following credit hour requirements:
1.  A minimum of 120 SH
2.  At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit
3.  No more than 25 percent of the degree program may be earned using portfolio based credit.
4.  At least 25 percent of the degree program must be completed with Troy University.
5.  Twelve (12) semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence at Troy University.
6.  Students must earn a minimum of 50 percent of all degree program hours on a senior college level in order to graduate from Troy University with a bachelor's degree

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Troy University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

Elementary Education Contact Person

(If you have questions please contact the following person)

Name:  Dr. Joe Johnson

Office:  324 Hawkins Hall, Troy University, University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082
Phone:  334-670-3361
E-Mail: jjohnson146840@troy.edu

Other Helpful Links:

·      TROY Transfer Credit Listings

·      TROY’s General Studies Program

·      TROY Catalogs

·      TROY Home Page

·      TROY Admissions

·      TROY Financial Aid