Resources for Current Students

Conceptual Framework

Download Educating for the Possibilities in PDF format.

Academic Success and Writing Style Guide:  Succeeding as a Graduate Student

This Guide was prepared to assist students in their transition into the School Education’s graduate programs.  We drew upon faculty experience; information from The Adult Learner’s Guide to College Success, revised ed., (Smith, L.N. & Walter, T., 1990); the Trinity Writing Center; and material provided in guides and manuals for graduate students at other universities.  Please take the time to read it thoroughly and consider the suggestions carefully.  The Guide is in 8 sections.

Download the Guide: Academic Success & Writing Style Guide

Additional Resources

Teacher Education

All candidates in teacher education programs must successfully complete an internship as a requirement for program completion.  In order to be placed in an internship, candidates must submit a completed Teaching Internship Application Packet by October 21 for placements in the following spring semester and by March 18 for placements in the following fall semester.


Counseling Practicum/Internship

All candidates in Counseling programs must successfully complete a practicum and Internship I and II as requirements for program conpletion.  In order to be placed, candidates must submit an application.  Application deadlines vary by semester. Please review and complete the application below.

Counseling Practicum/Internship Application Form

Student Advising

Each candidate is assigned to the first-year academic advisor when accepted into an EDU program, and upon entering years two or three, will be assigned a faculty advisor. The advisors provide guidance to candidates related to program completion and time-to-degree; course selection and sequencing and; general academic support and access to university resources. If a candidate has concerns or complaints related to a course grade, the candidate should follow the grade appeal process ( outlined in the Academic Catalog. If a candidate has concerns or complaints involving an issue other than course grades, then the candidate is first required to attempt to resolve the dispute with the person immediately involved. If the issue is not resolved, the candidate should seek counsel from his/her advisor. If the issue remains unresolved, the candidate is directed to the Program Director, and then if necessary, to the Associate Dean working with the specific program. If these attempts to resolve the dispute are not successful, then the candidate can write to the Dean of the School of Education, who resolves the issue or refers it to the Provost.


The School of Education works in partnership with Trinity’s neighboring school districts. These agencies license teachers and other professional personnel. For more specific information, please contact the School of Education (202 884-9555).

Public Schools
Washington, DC – State Education Agency
Prince George’s County, Maryland

Professional Examinations

Teacher Education
Praxis Exams: Praxis I® measures basic academic skills; Praxis II®  measures general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills; and Praxis III® assesses classroom performance.

Educational Administration
School Leadership Series: The School Leadership Series consists of two assessments: The School Superintendent Assessment and the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.

School Counseling
Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination:
The CPCE is designed to assess counseling students’ knowledge of counseling information and is required in many states for licensing.


The Trinity Washington University School of Education provides students with an Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) verification form for students to obtain both their provisional and initial standard licenses. Candidates are required to submit a completed application and supporting materials directly to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Several of the materials require advance preparation.  For additional information, please see: