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 interesting in a teaching career should explore our programs in early childhood education, elementary, and secondary education. For those not interested in teaching, our program in education studies provides students with the skills they need for employment in a variety of educational settings.

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    Graduate Programs

    By providing quality programs with common historical, philosophical, psychological, sociological, and research foundations, the department prepares graduates to contribute to the academic, personal, and social development of all students.

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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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