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RCPS University Partnerships 
A place where colleges and universities are able to highlight their school, inform on upcoming events, offer student discounts, or provide information about programs offered. 

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  • Est. in 1950, main campus is in Thomasville, GA
  • We are SACS Accredited and all of our programs are GaPSC Approved

Format for the programs: synchronous online using Zoom

  • MAT programs: 16 months long including breaks, students sign into live classes using Zoom every other Saturday (anywhere from 9am-5pm)
  • M. Ed. and Ed. S. programs are 20 months long including breaks, students sign into live classes using Zoom every other Tuesday or Wednesday, 5:45pm-8:45pm

Programs Offered:

  1. MAT in Elementary Education – New Program!
  2. MAT in Pedagogy – New Program!
  3. M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership
  4. Ed. S. in Teacher Leadership
  5. Curriculum and Instruction Master’s
  6. M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Reading/LA or Math Concentration)
  7. M.Ed. in Middle Grades or Secondary Math
  8. M.Ed. in Middle Grades Language Arts
  9. M. Ed. in Secondary English
  10. Dyslexia Endorsement
  11. Gifted In-Field Endorsement
  12. K-5 Math Endorsement
  13. Online Teaching Endorsement

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How Thomas University works for you:

  1. 24% tuition discount  - financial aid options available
  2. 20 month completion time, including breaks (MAT programs completed in 16 months)
  3. Fully Online format
  4. Transfer credits considered
  5. No GRE requirement
  6. Personalized enrollment process – you’ll receive all the guidance and attention you need to get started!

Below are relevant links J:

Click here for TU’s teacher graduate program website

Click here for TU’s information session page (displays dates and times for sessions and RSVP links)

Contact info:

Kate Peterson – [email protected]

Jordan Payne – [email protected]

We can both be reached at 855-296-7052


Link to University Partnership information
Partnership Overview

Link to University Partnership information

Troy University is a proud partner of Rockdale County Public Schools. The partnership offers a tuition scholarship to all full-time employees of Rockdale County Public Schools. Scholarships are applicable to all University degree programs and certificate programs, at all University locations including TROY online offerings. Proof of eligibility is required. 

For more information, contact Dequies Lanier, Troy University-Atlanta, at [email protected] or 334-372-0785.

Partnership Benefits

  • 10% tuition scholarship to all full-time employees of Rockdale County Public Schools
    • For assistance with the employee tuition scholarship, please contact Carmen Foster at 334-448-5121 or via e-mail at [email protected].
    • The tuition scholarship is effective for enrollment in future terms and will not be applied retroactively.
  • Waived application fee
  • Free unofficial transcript evaluation
  • Access to TROY Career Services recruitment tool and job posting network, Handshake. Employers may post jobs and internships for all TROY students to view and apply.

Degree Programs

Tuition & Financial Aid

All full-time employees of Rockdale County Public Schools receive a 10% tuition scholarship for any degree program found in the above links. Current tuition costs and fees can be viewed here.

Troy University is committed to providing exceptional service to students and their families who apply for financial assistance. The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of services and programs designed to help you find ways to meet the costs of education. We want you to succeed at Troy University.

For more information, go to 

Steps to Receiving Your Partnership Benefits


  1. You can contact your personal partnership liaison for assistance at any time. Your liaison is Dequies Lanier, Troy University-Atlanta Support Center, [email protected] or 334-372-0785.
  2. Review admission requirements here: Undergraduate Graduate
  3. Complete the Troy University Application for Admission at Important information regardindg your application process:
    • If you have already created a myTROYU profile, you will need to login. If you have not yet created a profile, click “Create a profile” under the login button to do so. Once your profile is created and you are able to login, you will follow the “Next Steps” located at the bottom of the page to start your online application.
    • In order for your application fee to be waived, you will need to enter a Partnership Number on the payment screen. Your partnership liaison can provide you with this code after proof of eligibility.
    • To prove eligbility, Troy University will accept an email verifying employment sent from an official Rockdale County Public Schools email address which indicates the address of employment. The address of employment is required in order to verify the Rockdale County Public Schools location. Verification of participant eligibility shall be submitted to the partnership liaison and/or the participant’s designated student services representative.
  4. Submit transcripts, test scores, and letter of recommendation (graduate only) to Troy University at the address given to you by your partnership liaison.
  5. Complete Application for Financial Aid if desired: Financial Aid Website
  6. When the application is submitted, you will be contacted by an admissions representative that will help you through the admissions process for your selected academic program.


  1. For new students, you will need to complete the admission process before registering for classes.
  2. Once you have registered for at least one class for the upcoming term or semester, you will need to send an email to Carmen Foster at [email protected] from your work email address with the following information:
    • Student Name
    • Student ID Number
    • Company/Agency of Employment
    • Partnership Code
  3. Your tuition scholarship will then be applied to your account.


When can I apply to Troy University using these partner benefits? 
The partnership with Rockdale County Public Schools and TROY was completed in May 2020. All full-time employees of Rockdale County Public Schools are eligible for these benefits once agreement is signed by both parties.

When will I start to receive the 10% tuition scholarship?
Your tuition scholarship will begin for the term in which you notify TROY of your partnership eligibility. In order for the scholarship to be applied, you must make the request to TROY within the FIRST WEEK OF CLASS. Credit will not be given for courses taken prior to the application of the partnership scholarship to a student’s account.

Who can I contact with more questions?
You may contact  Dequies Lanier, Troy University-Atlanta, at [email protected] or 334-372-0785.

Link to the Kennesaw Department of Inclusive Education

You will see that our department has won several awards and that we offer a variety of degrees, endorsements*, and certificates. In addtion to our curriculum, some specific things to note are the Avatar Lab and the Universal Design for Learning Lab (UDLab).

The AVATAR Lab: Uses mixed reality to help pre-service and in-service teachers practice the art of teaching to general ed, SPED, and ESOL students. The avatars will have read the lesson or scenario in advance so they can interact with the leader of the session in real time. We can change the behaviors of the students based on what is needed and can simulate parent/teacher and teacher/principal dynamics as well as IEP meetings. We offer face to face and virtual sessions.

The UDLab: An assistive technology lab that centers on helping pre-service and in-service teachers connect the equipment to the concept of universal design. We have an extensive array of technology (furnished and updated by our GaTech colleagues at Tools for Life). This is currently only offered face to face but we will open it for virtual sessions beginning in Spring 2021.

KSU currently offers three endorsements: Gifted, Autism, and ESOL but we are writing the content for our new endoresment: Dyslexia. This will not be available until Fall 2022. 

Dr. Corrie L. Davis
Department Chair of Inclusive Education
Bagwell College of Education

580 Parliament Garden Way
Room 443, MD 0124
Kennesaw, GA 30144

[email protected]