Troy University to unveil framework to partner schools

Troy University will thank educators from partner school districts in and around Phenix City on Jan. 31 with a reception in the Education Building on the Phenix City Campus.

The College of Education will also unveil its unified Conceptual Framework for the preparation of teacher candidates, administrators and school specialists, during the 4:30 p.m. reception. While the teacher education programs on the Phenix City, Dothan, Montgomery and Troy campuses offer a united curriculum, they are currently separately accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The revised framework will help unify the program philosophically before the College of Education seeks accreditation as a single unit this year, according to Dr. Lance Tatum, dean of the TROY College of Education. “The Conceptual Framework is the philosophy by which we prepare teachers,” Tatum said. “It is a way to communicate the philosophical foundation of what’s important to the Troy University College of Education and how we prepare pre-service teachers.” The College of Education offers undergraduate degrees in elementary education and psychology at the Phenix City Campus. Graduate degrees in elementary education, post secondary education and educational administration are also available, along with school counseling, school psychology, community counseling and rehabilitation counseling master’s degrees. Prospective students interested in learning more about programs offered through the TROY College of Education are invited to attend the reception. For more information, contact the Phenix City Campus at (334) 448-5106.