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Community Education (B.A.)

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Students who are interested in working in community-based organizations that engage a variety of educational services to our youth should pursue a major in Community Education. 

The College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University offers a non-licensure, bachelor of arts degree in Community Education. Students in classroomA community education major supports Trinity’s mission to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts coupled with professional preparation through internship and service-learning projects in the D.C. metro area. This 39-credit community education curriculum blends education courses with social science and humanities disciplines such as psychology, sociology, human relations, and business administration to cultivate insight and equipt students with the skillsets to educate, engage, and empower our youth.

As a student in the Community Education program, you will:

  • Gain real-world experience interning in non-profit or community-based organizations
  • Understand content related to administrative practices in community education
  • Develop research skills for use in program planning, policy analysis, and evaluation

As a community education scholar, students can take electives in the following recommended clusters to pursue an area of interest:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Teaching and Learning in the Community
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Equity and Diversity



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Featured Courses

EDCM 301 Education in the Community EDCM 302 Service Learning in Community Education EDCM 401 Internship Education Community EDCM 402 Internship in Community Education II EDCM 420 Research Seminar in Community Education

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Career Paths

What can I do with this degree?

Students in the Community Education program can go on to work in a variety of programs such as:

After-School Coordinator
Community Service Programs
Non-Profit Organizations
Family Literacy Programs
Government Agencies
Non-Government Agencies

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Our Community Education students gain real-world experiences:


Service Learning
Neighborhood Tutoring Program

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