Our graduates are making an impact on the next generation's development and learning.

The Department of Education has a tradition of service to urban and Catholic schools and we provide candidates with numerous opportunities to further their development as educational professionals. Each Catholic University candidate uses this reflective model as a complex approach to instruction to reflect on situations and use that reflection to improve one’s practice.

The Department of Education is currently offering Elementary education (1st-6th grade), initial- BA.

The Catholic University of America was last reviewed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preperation Programs (CAEP) in December 2021 and is accredited through Spring of 2029. 

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    About Us

    Learn more about the department's approach to Teacher Education.

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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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Catholic University EPP Diversity Statement: Vision and Mission

The Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) of The Catholic University of America strives to attract, support, and retain diverse candidates, faculty, and staff through our commitment to social justice, our academically vibrant community, and our support of all individuals in achieving their full potential. We pursue excellence in teaching, research, service, outreach, and diversity as our foundational goals. 

We aim to create a welcoming, anti-racist, anti-bias, and inclusive community for people from every background; value the contributions of all students, candidates, faculty, and staff; and respect the pronounced ways their experience, identity, status, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, background, abilities, expectations, views, and opinions impact all members of our community. 

As we value diversity, equity, and inclusion, our mission is to prepare professionals to overcome the challenges in educational settings by implementing research- and evidenced-based solutions informed by theory, research, and technology; foster a culture of reflective practice and inquiry within a diverse and global community of students, faculty, and staff; provide leadership in the improvement of all students' education locally, nationally, and globally; and be committed to diversity by practicing mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from their own and provide and adapt instruction to meet the needs of each student. By seeing each student as a unique and valuable individual, our candidates are expected to carry out the key elements of their own faith in a way that validates the worthiness of each student while acting as a role model of personal integrity. For the same reason, we also aspire to prepare future educators who understand the role of technology in the modern classroom, both as tools for diverse students to master and as an educational tool to enrich all diverse students' learning opportunities.

We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion by our efforts to increase the demographic diversity of our faculty, staff, and candidates and increase our candidates' exposure to diverse student populations.

The D.C. Advantage

Department of Education students immerse themselves in the D.C. education community through field experiences.