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 Programs

    Those interested in a career as a classroom teacher should explore our programs in Elementary Education (grade 1-6) or Secondary Education (grades 7-12). For those interested in professional fields related to education, please consider our Education Studies program which is designed for those who do not want to pursue classroom teaching, but are interested in working related fields.

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    Graduate Programs

    Admission to the Secondary Education MA programs is now open for Fall 2025 cohorts in English, Social Studies, and Mathematics. This is an initial teacher licensure program intended for candidates who already hold a baccalaureate (BA or BS) degree in their content area.

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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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