Personalized Learning, A Cohort Community. Trinity University’s teacher preparation program is recognized as one of seven premier teacher preparation programs in the nation. This 30-hour, one-year graduate program begins in July and is completed over three semesters. During the school year, students take 12 hours each semester while completing a full-year internship under the guidance of a mentor teacher in one of Trinity’s Professional Development Schools.
Trinity undergraduates planning to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program complete a major plus either the Minor in Teaching or prerequisite courses within the Department of Education. Candidates interested in teaching at the elementary level may complete any major. Secondary candidates should complete a major in the subject they plan to teach or have a minimum of 15 content hours in a teaching field and pass the corresponding state content exam prior to admission.