Department of Education students immerse themselves in the D.C. education community through field experiences. When studying at Catholic University, our students develop teaching skills and critical, reflective minds in a real teacher student environment. Students become a part of the local community by working in D.C. area schools, where they develop the professional skills needed for state licensure. They will become familiar with the city's educational system as well as its residents. 

Washington, D.C., is also where national education policy is made. Students have the opportunity to intern at the U.S. Department of Education or other nonprofits devoted to education to witness how this policy is made firsthand. 

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    Undergraduate Program

    Those interested in a career as a classroom teacher should explore our program in Elementary Education. For those interested in education but not classroom teaching, please consider our program in education studies which provides students with the skills they need for employment in a variety of educational settings.

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    Graduate Programs

    NOTE: Admissions On Hold to all Graduate Programs in the Department of Education. We are reviewing all programs and requirements. We are not accepting applications to any graduate programs at this time. 

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    Aspiring Educators use D.C. as Their Classroom

    Student-teaching and in-classroom experiences prepare education majors for future teaching careers.

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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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