Learning, Teaching, Leading

The Department of Education at Trinity University provides three award-winning graduate programs in education as well as select undergraduate coursework, including a minor in teaching.  Department of Education Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Priorities

Areas of Study



For those interested in becoming a teacher, Trinity's teacher preparation program places students in a full-year internship in an area public school and culminates in a teacher certification.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Minor in Education


School Psychology

For those interested in assessment and instructional programming for students with special needs, Trinity offers a 3-year program for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology.

Master of Arts in School Psychology


School Leadership

For teachers interested in becoming a principal, Trinity's 14-month principal program offers a full-year internship and leadership coaching.

Master of Education in School Leadership


Trinity believes in giving back to a community that helps students grow.

That's why the University offers professional learning opportunities to San Antonio-area educators that are value-added to the ongoing support and development provided to professional staff across districts.


Educational Initiatives and Programming

Educational opportunities complemented by exceptional leadership and a deep commitment to bolstering our community drives Trinity's participation in multiple networks, initiatives, and programs. 



Empatico is a free online learning tool that enables elementary students to develop communication, critical thinking, and empathy through virtual field trips to classrooms around the world. This initiative was made possible by a gift from Daniel Lubetzky '90, executive chairman and founder of KIND Snacks.



Trinity School Design Network

Trinity School Design Network Fellows deeply engage in their own learning and communities to create innovative new schools and a powerful network of leaders dedicated to continuous improvement. 

School Design Network


Raising Texas Teachers

Raising Texas Teachers (RTT) awards the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, a $10,000 scholarship and professional development support, to individuals interested in teaching in Texas.

Charles Butt Scholarship



T.E.A.C.H.—the Trinity Education Active Community Helpers—is a Trinity student organization that partners with other orgs to raise awareness about educational issues and to conduct service in area schools and organizations supporting San Antonio youth.



Pre-College Programs

Trinity University's Department of Education has a long history of offering educational opportunities and programs to students throughout San Antonio.

Through its programs—many run or led by Trinity students or graduates—the Department of Education creates opportunities to bring the talents, energy and enthusiasm of our undergraduates, faculty and staff to provide rich educational experiences for K-12 students across the community.

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides opportunities for students to succeed in pre-college coursework in high school and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound students Karla Chavez and Victor Casillas writing math on a board.

College Advising Corps

Trinity's College Advising Corps places exceptional recent graduates from all fields of study on high school campuses as near-peer college advisers to lead first-generation and underrepresented students to college.

College Advising Corps

Trinity University Department of Education Statement Regarding Grievances/Complaints

While the Education Department at Trinity University strives to maintain the highest integrity possible in all decisions it makes regarding its programs, its students and its faculty, there may be an instance in which a disagreement with policy or action will necessitate a procedure to ensure effective communication and problem solving.  

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