School of Education
Trinity’s School of Education (EDU) offers teacher certification programs and graduate degree programs in teacher preparation, advanced curriculum design and school leadership. In addition, EDU supports the university’s undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education in the College of Arts & Sciences and Early Childhood Education in the School of Professional Studies.
All School of Education programs are approved by the DC State Education Agency, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and meet requirements for state certification.
Additionally, Trinity’s initial-license and advanced-level education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Individual teacher preparation programs hold recognition from Specialized Professional Associations, as follows:
- Early Childhood Education: the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Educational Administration: the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
- Elementary Education: the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- Special Education: the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
We design and deliver our curricula for educators in all stages of their careers in a convenient course schedule that includes fall, spring, and summer courses in the evenings and weekends. We also offer in-service and pre-service teacher training. Our Continuing Education program offers professional development courses at the graduate level to help current teachers and education professionals maintain their certification requirements.