Department of Education
Storch Memorial Building
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
The Department of Education at Trinity University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Trinity University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
Inspiring tomorrow's educators
The Department of Education at Trinity University provides three nationally accredited graduate programs in education as well as select undergraduate coursework. We encourage you to learn more about our programs and consider joining one to become a part of a leading force in education for San Antonio and beyond.
Students who are undergraduates at Trinity are invited to take a number of exploratory courses in education to learn more about urban education, the work of teachers in schools, and programming for students with special needs. These courses are designed to help students determine if teaching is a career for them and to gain the prerequisites to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching Program to earn their teaching certification.
The three Master Degree programs are:
- The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for initial teacher certification in either Early Childhood – Grade 6, Middle Grades (4 – 8) or High School (8-12) with an option to combine both Middle and High School certification in a Dual program. The MAT program was named as one of the top seven teacher preparation programs in the nation according to Linda Darling Hammond in her book, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World. It is accredited by the National Council of the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- The Master of Education in School Leadership is designed for candidates who wish to become transformational school leaders in public or private school settings. It is accredited through the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (administered by NCATE).
- The Master of Arts in School Psychology is for candidates pursuing a career as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). It is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
As a thought leader in the city, the Department supports outreach for the entire educational community through the Center for Educational Leadership, providing a national lecture series, interest group meetings, book studies as well as special seminars and trainings to help San Antonio stay at the forefront of educational innovation.