Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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College of Education
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.
From its roots as a state normal school providing teacher training to its current role at Troy University, the College of Education’s tradition of teaching excellence dates to its founding on February 26, 1887, when an act of the Alabama Legislature established Troy Normal School as an institution to train teachers for Alabama’s schools. From the outset, the institution quickly earned a reputation for innovation and accessibility.
In 1893, the school was renamed Troy State Normal College. In 1899, the college is separated from the Troy City Schools system. Troy State Normal College offered extension courses for teachers and granted teaching certificates until 1929 when the State Board of Education changed the charter of the institution and renamed it Troy State Teachers College. Troy State Teachers College, offered its first master's degree program in 1957 and awarded the first master's degree in education in 1958.
In 1967, Gov. Lurleen B. Wallace appointed eight members to the newly established Troy State College Board of Trustees, removing the institution from the control of the State Board of Education.
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.
In 2005, the separately accredited campuses were merged into a single university structure forming Troy University and thus bringing the College of Education together under one administrative body.
The ITP (Interpreter Training Program) was added under the umbrella of College of Education programs in 2008.
In January of 2009, the College of Education was moved from McCartha Hall into their new building Jack Hawkins Jr. Hall located on the Troy campus.
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.