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Certificate in Special Education

Trinity’s graduate Certificate in Special Education is a 15-credit hour program that will prepare you to work with students with a wide range of diverse needs. Trinity’s program focuses on evidence-based instructional strategies and data-driven best practices to enhance the skills needed to help those with varying social and learning abilities in today’s inclusive classrooms. All courses can apply towards a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Trinity.

Teacher Preparation

Trinity’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is a 36-credit hour program that offers four specialization areas that meet D.C.’s certification requirements for teacher licensure, which is reciprocal with most states:

Inclusive Education Dual Licensure

The Trinity School of Education offers the first and only dual licensure MAT program in the District of Columbia. MAT candidates seeking a dual licensure will receive licensure in their primary focus area AND special education. This option requires candidates to take four courses in special education in addition to their course sequence in their primary focus area in early childhood education, elementary education or secondary education. Click here to learn more about the dual licensure.

Advanced Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction

Trinity’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) is designed for educators and education professionals who are passionate about transforming schools, school systems, and education programs. This degree prepares education personnel for leadership roles that include increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a 36-credit hour program. Students have the opportunity to focus their program of study by choosing one of three concentrations: Social Justice, Literacy and Reading Education, and Education Policy and Leadership.

School Leadership

Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.) in education administration prepares graduate students for a leadership position in an elementary, middle or high-school level. The 36-credit hour master’s program in educational administration offers two track options: Educational Administration and Education Administration with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education.


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