The minor in education is designed for students preparing to enter the field of education through teaching, policy, or postgraduate studies. 

Fast Facts

Pathway to Teaching Profession
Get certified to work as a teacher

Fully Accredited
Accredited by the Texas Education Agency

Experiential Learning 
Provides experiential learning opportunities for students who may be thinking of teaching abroad or pursuing service opportunities such as the Peace Corps or City Year.

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  • Master of Arts in Teaching

    Students completing the minor fulfill the prerequisites for entry into Trinity’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, where they will spend a fifth year earning their teaching certification.

What You'll Study

Explore the science of teaching


Experienced, innovative faculty bring a personal touch

Education department faculty bring experience, cutting-edge research, and tried-and-true practices to their classrooms. Students enjoy close ties to their professors due to small class sizes and accessible office hours.

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Angela Breidenstein, Ed.D.
Program Director
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Laura Allen, Ph.D.
Ellen Barnett
Ellen Barnett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Courtney Crim
Courtney Crim, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Heather Smith
Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities


Raising Texas Teachers
The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is a $10,000 scholarship and professional development support, to...

Experiential Learning

Saturday Morning Experience
Saturday Morning Experience is an enrichment program for creative young people in grades one to eight, that meets from...

Professional Development Schools

Faculty connect Trinity students to a network of professional development schools and community-based learning opportunities.


Student Organizations

TEACH provides leadership and professional development opportunities for undergraduate students at Trinity interested in education and their...

Study Abroad

Trinity encourages students to study abroad to enrich their knowledge of the education system and cultural competency.

When You Graduate

Continue your path at Trinity

Graduates continue on to Trinity’s premiere MAT Program with strong qualifications to pursue a future in education, possessing an experiential, innovative skill set that prepares them for leadership roles.


Students graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to be constructive advocates for education across multiple career opportunities.

Common Career Areas:

  • Classroom Teaching
  • Teaching ESL
  • Teaching English Abroad
  • Instructional Design
  • Learning and Development

Locations where Trinity graduates teach:

  • Greater San Antonio Area
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • South America
  • Europe



Take the next step

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