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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | Community Education (B.A.) – CAS

Community Education (B.A.)

This undergraduate program is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

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Description

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a 39-credit major in community education. This is a non-licensure major for students interested in working in community-based organizations that engage in a variety of educational services to youth.  A community education major supports Trinity’s mission to provide a strong foundation in liberal arts combined with high-quality professional preparation for women in the Washington DC metro region.  The community education degree will combine education courses with a variety of courses in psychology, sociology, human relations, and business administration to provide students with a thorough preparation for working in community services with an emphasis in education.  The major will culminate with a semester-long service learning project and a semester-long internship. Graduates will amass over 300 hours working in the field with experienced nonprofit and community professionals and provide valuable services to the Washington DC metro region.

The community education major prepares students to work in non-profit or community-based organizations that provide education-related services to youth. Students who select this major WILL NOT meet the requirements set by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (O.S.S.E.) and WILL NOT be eligible for teacher certification in D.C. and in other jurisdictions.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may also pursue a minor in community education. 

Major Requirements

Required Major Courses (18 credits)

All of the following courses:
EDCC 220
EDCC 250
EDTE 232 *(satisfies general education requirement)
EDCC 205
PSYC 231
EDCM 301
EDCM 302

Both of the experiential courses (9 credits):

EDCM 401
EDCM 420

Four electives chosen in consultation with your advisor (12 credits):

EDCC 330
EDCC 340
EDTE 321
EDTE 421
EDTE 422
EDTE 423
EDTE 424
EDTE 425
EDTE 430
EDTE 432
EDTE 436
BADM 101
BADM 226
BADM 236
BADM 232
BADM 328
BADM 352
COM 201
HUMR 214
POLS 305
PSYC 325
SOCY 261
SOCY 323
SOCY 361
SOCY 335

Recommended Clusters for Electives:

Early Childhood Development

HUMR 214
EDTE 421
EDTE 432
EDTE 436

Teaching and Learning in the Community

EDCC 340
EDTE 421
EDTE 424
EDTE 425

Special Education Advocacy

EDCC 330
PSYC 325
SOCY 261

Equity and Diversity

SOCY 261
SOCY 323
SOCY 361
SOCY 321

Education, Organizations, and Leadership

BADM 101
BADM 236
BADM 328
POLS 305

Minor Requirements

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may pursue a minor in community education. Students minoring in community education must complete 18 credits of course work.

Required Courses (18 credits)
ALL of the following courses:

EDCC 220
EDCC 250
EDCC 205
EDTE 232
EDCM 301
EDCM 302

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:

Credits earned through Advanced Placement Examinations may fulfill general education for certification courses in cases where the student has earned a 4 or 5 on the examination and the credits have been reviewed by education faculty members.

CLEP Policy:
Credits earned through CLEP Examinations may fulfill general education for certification courses in cases where the student has earned a score that confers credit following the guidelines of the ACE and the credits have been reviewed by education faculty members.

Grades in Major Courses:
Students are required to earn a grade of “C-” (1.7) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major with the exception of EDCM 420.  In that course, students must earn a grade of “B” (3.0) to fulfill the requirements for the major.

Pass/No Pass:
Courses fulfilling the major or minor — including general education courses required for certification — may not be taken Pass/No Pass.

Student Assessment:
Assessments of student proficiencies required of students in the major or minor are further described on the School of Education page, concerning the Student Assessment System.

Study Abroad:
Courses taken through a study abroad program approved by Trinity may count toward general education courses required for certification, pending review and approval by education faculty and the faculty of the appropriate academic program. In general, education courses taken abroad will not count toward the major or minor.

Experiential Credit Policy:
Credits earned through experience may count toward general education courses required for certification, pending review and approval by education faculty and the faculty of the appropriate academic program. In general, experiential credits may not substitute for education courses counted toward the major or minor.

Transfer Credits:
Transfer credits may be awarded only after appropriate program review. Courses at the 400-level and above must be completed at Trinity. Courses taken as part of the School of Education program of study must be taken at Trinity.

Course Descriptions

BADM 101
BADM 226
BADM 232
BADM 236
BADM 328
BADM 352
COM 201
EDCC 205
EDCC 220
EDCC 250
EDCC 330
EDCC 340
EDCM 301
EDCM 302
EDCM 401
EDCM 420
EDTE 232
EDTE 321
EDTE 421
EDTE 422
EDTE 423
EDTE 424
EDTE 425
EDTE 430
EDTE 432
EDTE 436
HUMR 214
POLS 305
PSYC 231
PSYC 325
SOCY 261
SOCY 323
SOCY 335
SOCY 361

 


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