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Secondary Education (M.A.T.)

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  • Are you passionate about teenagers’ insights and educational possibilities?
  • Do you want to engage upper-middle and high school students with this passion?

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program in secondary education meets D.C.’s certification requirements, which are reciprocal with most states, for teaching in the secondary education field of your choice.

Our secondary education program provides 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.

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.

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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 Education EDTE 683 Student Teaching in Secondary Social Studies

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Career Paths

  • Secondary Teacher (Grades 7-12) in your chosen discipline:
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • English
    • General Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Social Studies

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Trinity’s M.A.T. program in secondary education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.). Furthermore, it is a state-approved teacher preparation program for teacher licensure in secondary education fields (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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