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Secondary Education (M.A.T.)

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  • Are you passionate about literature and language and do you want to be certified as a secondary school English teacher?
  • Or are you passionate about the insights and applications of history, political science, geography, civics, anthropology, sociology and economics and do you want to be certified as a secondary school social studies teacher?

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs in secondary education meet D.C.’s certification requirements, which are reciprocal with most states, for teaching English or social studies in grades 7 through 12.  

Our secondary education programs provide you with a core of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences designed to develop your ability to impact student learning. Come learn and practice the science and art of teaching in Trinity’s classrooms and in secondary school classrooms. Come learn how to have a direct, positive impact on teenagers’ educations by empowering them as learners and, through that act, strengthening their families and communities.

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Featured Courses

EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth EDCC 541 Foundations of Education and the Art of Teaching and Learning EDCC 605 Educational Measurement and Evaluation EDTE 641 Adolescent Culture in Literature EDTE 642 Teaching Reading in the Content Area EDTE 644 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies EDTE 646 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Secondary English EDTE 681 Student Teaching in Secondary English EDTE 683 Student Teaching in Secondary Social Studies


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Career Paths

  • Secondary English Teacher (Grades 7-12)
  • Secondary Social Studies Teacher (Grades 7-12)

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Accreditation

Trinity’s M.A.T. programs in secondary English and social studies are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.). Furthermore, they are state-approved teacher preparation programs that individuals for teacher licensure in English or social studies (grades 7-12), which is granted by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (O.S.S.E.).


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