About the Department
The Department of Education offers seven undergraduate teacher preparation programs: early childhood education (ECE), elementary education, secondary Biology education, secondary English education, secondary mathematics education, secondary social studies education, and K-12 physical education. Each of these programs lead to recommendation for licensure in the District of Columbia, with interstate reciprocity in a number of states.
Licensure in general education (i.e., ECE, Elementary, and Secondary Education) is required by many programs prior to study at the graduate level in fields such as education of deaf students and other areas of special education. Students who graduate from an Undergraduate Education program who are interested in licensure in Deaf Education may be eligible for the Masters of Arts in Deaf Education. This program requires one year and one summer of courses, and an on-the-job internship.