Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

College of Education



The College of Education offers teacher education programs that lead to certification as well as non-certification programs in graduate study. Offerings reflect a flexible program of current curricula, educational plans, and requirements, which may be altered as warranted by changes in the professions and accrediting agencies. As regulating agencies (e.g., Alabama State Department of Education, CAEP, CACREP, and CORE) modify standards and expectations, programs may be modified during a candidate’s period of study. At such time, candidates may be subject to revised program or certification requirements. The purpose of all College of Education graduate programs is to develop innovative, informed, reflective, global, and effective decision makers.

Teacher Certification Programs

Approved by the Alabama State Department of Education

  Semester Hours Alabama Campuses    
Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) Trad Alt A Dothan Montgomery Phenix City Troy Support Sites Troy Online
Elementary Education (K-6) 36 ^ 45       X ^^   X
Early Childhood Education (P-3) 36 45           X
Collaborative/Special Education Teacher (K-6) 36 ^^ 45       X ^^   X
Collaborative/Special Education Teacher (6-12) 36 ^^ 45       X ^^   X
Secondary Education (6-12) 36              
Biology 36 45       X ^^    
History 36 45       X ^^   X
English/Language Arts 36 45       X ^^   X
Mathematics 36 45       X ^^   X
Social Science 36 45       X ^^   X
Interdisciplinary Programs (P-12)
Art 36 45       X ^^    
Music Instrumental 36 45       X ^^    
Music Vocal/Choral 36 45       X ^^    
Physical Education 36 45       X ^^    
Gifted Education 30^           X ^
Instructional Support Programs (P-12)
Instructional Leadership & Administration 30 X ^^   X ^^     X
Instructional Leadership & Administration Reduced Hour Option for Certification 18 X ^^   X ^^     X
School Counseling 60 X X X X    
Education Specialist (ED.S.)                
Elementary Education (K-6) 36           X
Early Childhood Education (P-3) 36             X
Teacher Leader (P-12) 30 ^^             X
Instructional Support Programs (P-12)              
Instructional Leadership & Administration 30             X
School Counseling 30   X ^^   X ^^    

* Please refer to http://admissions.troy.edu/ for specific program availability by location
^Traditional program offered online through Global Campus
^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study.

Adult Education

Master of Science (M.S.) Hours Dothan Montgomery Phenix City Troy Support Sites* Troy Online
Adult Education              
Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology 33/36   X^^       X
Leadership in Workforce Development 33/36           X
Adult Education Certificates 12           X
Curriculum and Instructional Design 12   X^^       X
Instructional Technology 12           X
Leadership Studies 12           X
Workforce Development 12           X

Counseling Programs

Program Speciality Hours Dothan Montgomery Phenix City Troy Support Sites Troy Online
Clinical Mental Health 60 X X X X X  
Rehabilitation Counseling 60 X X X X X  
School Counseling (M.S. Ed.) 60 X X X X    
Student Affairs Counseling 48       X    
Substance Abuse Counseling 48   X        
Addictions Counseling Certificate 15 X X X X X  
Post Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 15 X X X X X  
Post Master’s Certificate in Counseling Military Populations 15 X X X X X  
Certificate in Rehabilitation and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Studies 15 X X X X X X
Certficate in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling 15       X ^^    
Education Specialist (Ed.S)              
Counseling 30 X ^^ X ^^ X ^^ X ^^ X ^^ X ^
School Counseling 30 X ^^ X ^^ X ^^ X ^^    

**All courses for the Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling are online with the exception of the internship which will be completed online with two face-to-face intensive days at the Troy Campus.

Psychology Programs

Program Trad Dothan Montgomery Phenix City Troy Support Sites Troy Online
Psychology 33/36           X

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Program Trad Dothan Montgomery Phenix City Troy Support Sites Troy Online
Global Leadership 63           X

*Please refer to http://admissions.troy.edu/ for specific program availability by location.

Accreditation

  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    The Master of Science in Counseling degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Master of Science degree programs in Rehabilitation Counseling offered at the Alabama Campuses in Dothan, Montgomery, Phenix City, and Troy are accredited by CACREP; as well as TROY supports sites in Florida: Ft. Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola, Tampa; and TROY Augusta support site in Georgia. The Master of Science in Education in School Counseling a offered at the Alabama Campuses in Dothan, Montgomery, Phenix City, and Troy are CACREP accredited.
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
    The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) at the Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City campuses is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation and advanced education preparation programs. CAEP is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

Teacher Certification

All teacher education certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. Students seeking teacher certification should refer to the specific program for eligibility and program completion requirements. Only those students who are properly admitted to an approved teacher certification program and complete all current requirements will be recommended for certification.

The purpose of all certification programs in the College of Education is to develop practicing master teachers, instructional support personnel, and education specialists who more effectively serve students in P-12 settings. As master teachers, instructional support personnel, and education specialists, they participate as leaders in their schools and contribute to their profession.

College of Education students in Troy Global Campus must meet all specialized accreditation requirements to be classified as graduates of specialized accredited programs (CAEP, CACREP and CORE). Up to 12 hours of coursework completed at a site/university without appropriate specialized accreditation may be considered for application toward program completion. See TRANSFER CREDIT section for additional information.

Certification in Alabama

Candidates completing an approved teacher certification program are eligible to apply for the Alabama Class A professional certificate, provided they meet the following:

  • For Class A program completion, a minimum GPA of 3.25 overall is required for candidates unconditionally admitted to a program.
  • For Class AA program completion, a minimum GPA of 3.5 overall is required for candidates unconditionally admitted.
  • A grade of “C” or better in all coursework which applies to certification.
  • A grade of “B” or better in the research requirements for the program.
  • Any “D” earned in a teaching field course must be successfully repeated with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II examination in all areas of initial certification.
  • Successful completion of internship in all areas of initial certification
  • All teacher candidates seeking initial certification in the state of Alabama must achieve a passing score, set by the Alabama State Department of Education, on the Teacher Performance Assessment edTPA.

Any candidate who applies for a professional certificate is subject to all regulations set forth by the Alabama State Department of Education. These regulations may include a comprehensive background check, verification of appropriate experience, and prior certification specific to the certification sought. Additional requirements (e.g., standardized examinations to demonstrate content mastery) may be added as the Alabama State Board of Education and other accrediting agencies modify regulations. Candidates should consult their education adviser for details.

Only candidates properly admitted to an approved certification program and who successfully fulfill all program and certification requirements will be recommended for certification. The Certification Officer, appointed by the Dean of the College of Education, is the only Troy University official authorized to recommend candidates for certification in any state.

Certification in Other States

Other states may grant professional certification to candidates completing the Troy University teacher education program. Some states may have additional requirements. Candidates seeking certification in other states should contact the appropriate State Department of Education.

Only candidates properly admitted to an approved certification program and who successfully fulfill all program and certification requirements will be recommended for certification. The Certification Officer, appointed by the Dean of the College of Education, is the only Troy University official authorized to recommend candidates for certification in any state.

Fingerprinting Requirement

Any candidate applying for admission to a State-approved program is required to be fingerprinted for a criminal history back-ground check through the Alabama State Department of Education to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) pursuant to Act 2002-457. Fingerprinting must be done prior to conduction of observations in P-12 schools.

Admission Requirements for College of Education

Unconditional admission to the Graduate School does not constitute unconditional admission to specific programs in the College of Education. Students seeking advanced degrees in the College of Education should refer to the admission requirements specific to the degree program.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of four courses (12 semester hours) taken at another regionally accredited institution each with a grade of “B” or better within eight years of graduation may be considered for application toward the degree. These courses must be comparable in catalog description to Troy University courses in the specific degree program and must be approved by the appropriate department chair and dean. If the Troy program holds specialized accreditation, all courses taken at other sites/institutions will be reviewed to ensure that they are eligible for credit under specialized accreditation requirements.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the courses listed under each program area with an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is necessary to fulfill requirements for the degree. If the student makes a “D” or “F” in a core course, the course must be retaken. If the student makes a “D” or “F” in an elective course, the course may be retaken or another elective may be taken in its place.

Program Completion Requirements

All graduate programs require successful completion of specific end-of-program assessments. These assessments may include, but are not limited to, written comprehensive examinations, a portfolio, a thesis, a field project, and standardized examinations.

Statement of Guarantee for New Educators

Candidates who are recommended by Troy University for Alabama State Teacher Certification or other school personnel certification shall be granted remediation at no cost if:

  1. Teaching or have employment in-field and at level of the awarded certificate;
  2. Not meeting minimum criteria using the State evaluation system or state approved system evaluation;
  3. Remediation is requested within two years of the valid date of the Professional Educator certificate, issued based on recommendation by the unit. In no case shall the unit be required to provide remediation for more than the first two years of employment.

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