Early Childhood Education, B.A.
120 Credits | Main Campus
Prepare to earn a teaching license in Early Childhood Education to work with children birth to age eight.
Do you want to be certified as an early childhood teacher? Do you believe in possibilities for all young children and in your role as an early childhood education teacher in realizing and expanding these possibilities?
Our early childhood education major prepares you to meet eligibility requirements for teacher licensure in early childhood education (ages 3-8) 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 setting for the student teaching internship (full-time). Student teaching internships are in a public, charter, and private school systems in the Washington metropolitan area, and placements are made by the university.
What You’ll Learn
- 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
- DC Public Schools
- Montgomery County Public Schools
- Prince George’s Public Schools
- Early Childhood Education Teacher
The environment [at Trinity] is suitable for any type of learner.
Fidelia Perez Lopez, ’19 – B.A. Early Childhood Education
College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements
- 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
- 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).
Applying to Trinity’s School of Professional Studies
Applying is a five-step process:
- Apply to Trinity using the online application
- Submit One (1) Letter of Recommendation
- Submit Official Final Transcript(s) or GED certificate – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
- Submit an Essay: What unique qualities, experiences, or perspectives would you bring to the Trinity Washington University community
- 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.