Educating for the Possibilities…

Trinity offers a education program for your specific interest and career:

Graduates of Trinity’s education programs are routinely recognized for their excellence in improving the lives and the institutions with which they are involved. We’ve recently celebrated one of our graduates as principal of the year!

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.

The School of Education’s graduate-level and classes fit into the complex lives of working professionals.  Evening and weekend classes – taught by practitioners active in their fields – give you the most up-to-date knowledge and strategies to ensure a successful transition to your chosen profession. We are one of the best deals in town with the affordable cost of $810 per credit hour for a 36 credit graduate degree that you can complete in two years for $29,160.

Undergraduate Programs: In addition to the graduate and certificate programs listed below, Trinity offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies.

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Prepare for teacher licensure in DC and most states, with programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.

Master of Science in Administration, School Leadership (M.S.A.)

Prepare for a school leadership position with this this 5-semester master’s program offering classes that meet one weekend a month.

Master of Education – Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)

This 36-credit hour M.Ed. programs prepares transformative education leaders for increased responsibilities in research, instructional design, and program evaluation.

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Child Development
Earn a certificate in Child Development that will prepare you to work with children from birth until age eight.
Certificate in Early Childhood Education Foundations
Earn certification in Early Childhood Education Fundamentals while earning credits towards a future Master's Degree.
Certificate in Education Policy
Make an impact on the future of education with a stackable credential ideal for teachers and education professionals
Certificate in Elementary Education Foundations
Courses are taught by faculty with extensive experience in a variety of elementary education areas and designed to provide you with the content knowledge and skills needed to enhance education opportunities for students in first to sixth grade settings.
Certificate in Special Education
Earn certification in Special Education while earning credits towards a future Master's Degree.


All of Trinity’s initial-license and advanced-level Education programs underwent review by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and were given the following accreditation status on November 8, 2019:

  • Initial-licensing level programs: Accredited with Stipulations
    • BA in Early Childhood Education
    • BA in Elementary Education
    • MAT in Early Childhood Education
    • MAT in Elementary Education
    • MAT in Secondary Education
    • MAT in Special Education
  • Advanced-level programs: Accredited
    • Educational Administration

Two of Trinity’s Education programs hold recognition from Specialized Professional Associations until February 1, 2026:

  • Educational Administration:  National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP)
  • Special Education: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

All other teacher preparation programs underwent review by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at the time of CAEP review, and are approved.