What will I learn?

There’s an old saying that experience is the best teacher. At Troy University, we believe your real-world experience and training are priceless. Do you dream of taking what you’ve learned and sharing your skills and knowledge with adults in a formal academic setting? TROY’s Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education can help you build onto your military training or associate/ technical degree from an accredited institution and further equip you with the tools you’ll need to succeed as a workforce development professional.

TROY’s bachelor’s in occupational education provides you with a pathway using your specialized skills to design, deliver and practice instructional programs for adults in a variety of professional and technical vocations including online education, workforce development, continuing education, higher education and military education. As you work your way toward your degree, you’ll learn how to develop curricula for adult learners, apply the knowledge related to your occupation to practical classroom situations and articulate a personal adult education teaching philosophy. You’ll also be able to discuss the different ways adults learn information and skills, and you’ll learn ways to assess your students’ needs, interests, motivations and capabilities.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Online/Distance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $338/credit hour. Out-of-State Residents attending Alabama Campuses (Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City) who also enroll in online courses will pay two times.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

9 August 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma. Minimum high school GPA of 2.00 is required.

For international students

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

English proficiency minimums: official TOEFL test overall score 61 or official IELTS test score 5.5 bands overall.

Fall Deadline - June 1; Spring deadline: November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Troy University

A global community with highly qualified and experienced teaching staff across several degree programs.

  • Over 1,000 students representing more than 70 countries
  • An ESL accredited summer school
  • Scholarships available for international students
  • Vibrant campus life with numerous events and activities