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Early Childhood Community Education, B.A.

62 Credits  |   Main Campus

Prepare for a rewarding career in Early Childhood Education like school administration, childcare or assistant teaching, where a teacher's license is not required.

Trinity’s Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Community Education is for scholars whose current career goals do not require state teaching certification, such as childcare workers or teachers assistants.

You’ll take education and humanities courses preparing you to work in a variety of youth educational services that do not require state licensure.

In Trinity’s Early Childhood Community Education bachelor’s degree program, you can specialize in one of three areas of extra importance to the DC metropolitan area:

  • Equity and Justice
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership
  • Special Education

You’ll gain knowledge and skills through field-based experiences, including performance assessments designed to demonstrate the teacher’s ability to impact student learning.

For students who are interested in pursuing licensure as an early childhood teacher, Trinity also offers a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education

What You’ll Learn

Critical thinking and problem-solving
Conflict resolution
Persuasive writing
Oral communication skills

Field-Based Experiences and Practica

DC Public Schools
Childcare Centers
Other OSSE-Approved Settings

Global Careers

Teacher in Childcare Center
Childcare Center Director
Early Childhood Teacher in Non-Public Charter School (that does not require licensure)
Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant in Special Education

Associate’s Degree
Early Childhood Education

Bachelor’s Degree (co-ed professional program)
Early Childhood Education

Bachelor’s Degree (women’s college)
Early Childhood Education

Master’s Degree
Early Childhood Education 

Applying to the Early Childhood Community Education, B.A. Program

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Applying to Trinity’s School of Professional Studies

Applying is a five-step process:

  1. Apply to Trinity using the online application
  2. Submit One (1) Letter of Recommendation
  3. Submit Official Final Transcript(s) or GED certificate – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  4. Submit an Essay: What unique qualities, experiences, or perspectives would you bring to the Trinity Washington University community
  5. Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status


  • High school completion of 10 years or more with demonstrated work experience may submit diploma or GED certificate
  • International Students must adhere to International Student Checklist
  • Military Students & Family members must complete Veterans Benefits Checklist
  • Priority Admission Given to applicants with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students may apply for credit in experiential learning through program faculty.
  • Transfer credits may be accepted toward a major if courses are equivalent to the program of interest.