As a community education major, you’ll gain a strong foundation in liberal arts coupled with professional preparation through internship and service-learning projects in the D.C. metro area. You’ll take education courses as well as courses in social science and humanities disciplines such as psychology, sociology, human relations, and business administration. Throughout your studies, you will cultivate your insight and learn the skill sets to educate, engage and empower our youth.

As a student in the Community Education program, you will:

  • Gain real-world experience interning in non-profit or community-based organizations
  • Understand content related to administrative practices in community education
  • Develop research skills for use in program planning, policy analysis, and evaluation

Take electives in the following recommended clusters to pursue your area of interest:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Teaching and Learning in the Community
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Equity and Diversity

 

 

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS


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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: Yes
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As a community education major, you’ll gain a strong foundation in liberal arts coupled with professional preparation through internship and service-learning projects in the D.C. metro area. You’ll take education courses as well as courses in social science and humanities disciplines such as psychology, sociology, human relations, and business administration. Throughout your studies, you will cultivate your insight and learn the skill sets to educate, engage and empower our youth.

As a student in the Community Education program, you will:

  • Gain real-world experience interning in non-profit or community-based organizations
  • Understand content related to administrative practices in community education
  • Develop research skills for use in program planning, policy analysis, and evaluation

Take electives in the following recommended clusters to pursue your area of interest:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Teaching and Learning in the Community
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Equity and Diversity

 

 

Prepare yourself for a satisfying career in community-based organizations that engage a variety of educational services to our youth.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Work in community-based organizations that engage in a variety of educational services to youth
  • Combine education courses with a variety of courses in psychology, sociology, human relations, and business administration
  • Prepare for working in community services with an emphasis in education

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

Our Community Education students gain real-world experiences:

Internships
JumpStart
YMCA

Service Learning
Neighborhood Tutoring Program

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

What can I do with this degree?

Students in the Community Education program can go on to work in a variety of programs such as:

After-School Coordinator
Community Service Programs
Non-Profit Organizations
Family Literacy Programs
Government Agencies
Non-Government Agencies

Featured Community Education Courses

EDCM 301 Education in the Community
EDCM 302 Service Learning in Community Education
EDCM 401 Internship Education Community
EDCM 402 Internship in Community Education II
EDCM 420 Research Seminar in Community Education

Trinity really works with you and is for you. The professors do their absolute best to support you and want you to succeed. The people at Trinity made a positive influence on me and I will greatly miss the staff and faculty.
Melissa Dunn, ’19 – Community Education

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Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

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  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
  • Learn to lead with integrity and compassion, justice and equity as a professional and as a citizen leader

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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

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  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles