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Community Education, B.A.

35 Credits  |   Main Campus

This non-licensure track is for those interested in working in education and community settings where a license is not required.

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.

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

What You’ll Learn

  • 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
  • Prepare for working in community services with an emphasis in education

Local Internships

Our Community Education students gain real-world experiences:


Service Learning
Neighborhood Tutoring Program

Global 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

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

Education Policy

Master’s Degree
Curriculum and Instruction

Master’s Degree
Educational Administration

Applying to the Community Education, B.A. Program

Applying to Trinity is free, and Trinity reviews each application as soon as it is complete: you’ll get our decision right away.

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).