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Education (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Trinity’s minor in education will give students a foundation in current educational theories and practices to capably pursue dreams of teaching.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in education in conjunction with the School of Education. Trinity’s minor in education will give students a foundation in current educational theories and practices to capably pursue dreams of teaching in a specific academic field, working in special education, or becoming a school counselor.

Trinity’s courses in education provide a core of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences and include performance assessments designed to demonstrate a teacher’s ability to impact student learning. Our programs are state approved and nationally recognized by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.), and our course syllabi and classroom activities reflect the standards of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (I.N.T.A.S.C.).

By completing this minor alongside a major in another academic field, students will be in a position to apply for a graduate program in secondary education as well as other graduate programs in education. While the undergraduate minor does not satisfy certification requirements for the District of Columbia, the minor in education expertly prepares those to enter a graduate program through which a teacher certification can be attained.

What You’ll Learn

  • Demonstrate an ability to impact student learning
  • Prepare to enter graduate education programs

Global Careers

  • Prepare for graduate studies in education
  • Pursue teaching in a specific academic field
  • Work in special education
  • Become a school counselor

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Applying to the Education (Minor) Program

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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).