Do you want to teach elementary school?  Trinity’s program in elementary education prepares you to meet eligibility requirements for teacher licensure in elementary education (grades 1-6) in the District of Columbia. Once licensed, candidates may apply for reciprocity in other jurisdictions.

You will complete field-based experiences during your first and second years of study, two semesters of a practicum during your junior year (four hours/week), and a final semester in a school for the student teaching internship (full-time). Student teaching internships are in the public, charter, and private school systems in the Washington metropolitan area, and placements are made by the university.

Our courses provide knowledge, skills, and field-based experiences and include performance assessments designed to demonstrate a teacher’s ability to impact student learning.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
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Do you want to teach elementary school?  Trinity’s program in elementary education prepares you to meet eligibility requirements for teacher licensure in elementary education (grades 1-6) in the District of Columbia. Once licensed, candidates may apply for reciprocity in other jurisdictions.

You will complete field-based experiences during your first and second years of study, two semesters of a practicum during your junior year (four hours/week), and a final semester in a school for the student teaching internship (full-time). Student teaching internships are in the public, charter, and private school systems in the Washington metropolitan area, and placements are made by the university.

Our courses provide knowledge, skills, and field-based experiences and include performance assessments designed to demonstrate a teacher’s ability to impact student learning.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Elementary Education degree program in CAS, EDU is $590 per credit hour.

Help shape the future of your community and your world as an elementary teacher.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Meet eligibility requirements for teacher licensure in early childhood education (ages 3-8) in the District of Columbia
  • Complete field-based experiences during your freshman and sophomore years, and student teaching experience in your senior year

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • District of Columbia Public Charter Schools
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Elementary School Teacher

Featured Elementary Education Courses

EDCC 220 Foundations of Education
EDCC 250 Technology in Education
EDTE 301 Classroom Management
EDTE 321 Reading Materials
EDTE 330 Education of Exceptional Children & Youth
EDTE 421 Emergent Literacy

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

Discover Empowerment

  • 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