The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in education in conjunction with the School of Education. Trinity’s minor in education will give students a foundation in current educational theories and practices to capably pursue dreams of teaching in a specific academic field, working in special education, or becoming a school counselor.

Trinity’s courses in education provide a core of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences and include performance assessments designed to demonstrate a teacher’s ability to impact student learning. Our programs are state approved and nationally recognized by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.), and our course syllabi and classroom activities reflect the standards of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (I.N.T.A.S.C.).

By completing this minor alongside a major in another academic field, students will be in a position to apply for a graduate program in secondary education as well as other graduate programs in education. While the undergraduate minor does not satisfy certification requirements for the District of Columbia, the minor in education expertly prepares those to enter a graduate program through which a teacher certification can be attained.

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School: College of Arts and Sciences
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The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in education in conjunction with the School of Education. Trinity’s minor in education will give students a foundation in current educational theories and practices to capably pursue dreams of teaching in a specific academic field, working in special education, or becoming a school counselor.

Trinity’s courses in education provide a core of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences and include performance assessments designed to demonstrate a teacher’s ability to impact student learning. Our programs are state approved and nationally recognized by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.), and our course syllabi and classroom activities reflect the standards of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (I.N.T.A.S.C.).

By completing this minor alongside a major in another academic field, students will be in a position to apply for a graduate program in secondary education as well as other graduate programs in education. While the undergraduate minor does not satisfy certification requirements for the District of Columbia, the minor in education expertly prepares those to enter a graduate program through which a teacher certification can be attained.

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Trinity’s minor in education will give students a foundation in current educational theories and practices to capably pursue dreams of teaching.

Convenient Evening and Weekend Courses Including

EDCC 220 Foundations of Education
EDCC 250 Technology in Education
EDCC 205 Children, Families, Culture and the Community in Early Childhood
EDTE 321 Reading Materials
EDTE 232 Art and Movement in the Classroom

Learn In-Demand Skills

  • Demonstrate an ability to impact student learning
  • Prepare to enter graduate education programs

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Prepare for graduate studies in education
  • Pursue teaching in a specific academic field
  • Work in special education
  • Become a school counselor

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