The mission of Troy University’s College of Education is to prepare outstanding educators, who are equipped and prepared with the knowledge, pedagogical skills and professional dispositions required to improve the learning opportunities of those they teach. We also train and provide clinical specialization for counselors, ASL interpreters, rehabilitation professionals, and others seeking academic degrees housed within the College of Education. Successful program completers are to be informed, innovative, reflective, globally minded and effective practitioners and professionals who stand apart from others in the professional job market due to the excellence and specialized accreditations held by many programs.
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 NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) 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.
Troy University’s College of Education is historically the foundation of the university and we continue to uphold the traditions and values of teaching and advocate the sound clinical practices of all our graduates to reflect the university’s worldwide mission.