Overview

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.

Fast Facts
  • It Only Takes a Year
    • One year to earn your master’s and teaching certification
  • Elite Private School Experience at a Public School Price
    • $15,000 tuition and fees
  • Fully Accredited
    • Accredited by the Texas Education Agency
  • Personalized Learning, A Cohort Community
    • Small, selective cohort ensures personalized faculty mentorship and guidance
Graduation students in their caps and gowns holding their diplomas

 

  • Trinity Undergraduates

    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.

 

What You'll Study

Learn the strategies and trends behind building better, inclusive classrooms

Faculty

Faculty act as student-focused mentors and leadership coaches

Our faculty lead students through meaningful coursework facilitated by top scholars and practitioners in education locally and nationally. Professors provide leadership coaching weekly to maximize the learning experience.

Angela Breidenstein
Angela Breidenstein, Ed.D.
Acting Chair
Professor
Laura Allen
Laura Allen, Ph.D.
Professor
Ellen Barnett
Ellen Barnett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Courtney Crim
Courtney Crim, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
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Rocio Delgado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Steven Hayward
Visiting Assistant Professor
Gary Seighman, D.M.A.
Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities
Heather Smith
Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Affordable cost, extensive aid, and powerful experiential opportunities

Hands-on Experience

Upward Bound
Upward Bound programs provide fundamental support to their participants in preparation for college. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege coursework in high school and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Saturday Morning Experience
Saturday Morning Experience is an enrichment program for creative young people in grades one to eight, that meets from September through April. Students engage in exciting and enriching lessons that help deepen their understanding and broaden their learning experience. The program is coordinated by Trinity graduate students in education and sessions are taught by Trinity undergraduates from a variety of majors.

College Advising Corps
Trinity University's College Advising Corps places exceptional recent graduates from all fields of study on high school campuses as near-peer college advisers to lead low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students to college. Trinity currently has 16 college advisers in San Antonio-area high schools employed full time through this program, and earning AmeriCorps Service Scholarships for graduate studies or college loan pay-off.

When You Graduate

Countless opportunities across classrooms of all kinds

Graduates become standout teachers, prepared to advocate for learners of all abilities and create positive change in the field of education.

Careers

Masters program graduates will launch their careers armed with field-based experience, motivating skills, and specialized knowledge of topics relevant to their teaching areas.


Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.