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The Catholic University of America
School of Arts and Sciences
Washington, D.C.
The Department of Education
The Department of Education
Undergraduate and Graduate
Pillars of Excellence
Teacher Education Programs
NCATE Accredited & State Approved Programs
The CUA Reflective Teacher Model
4-year BA Teacher Education Programs
5-year BA/MA Programs in some areas
A Caring Community for Learning
Integrated Course-Field Experiences
Study Abroad for Education Majors
Accredited Programs
Our Department of Education Unit has been
accredited by the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1975.
Our programs have been state approved for
licensure since 1989.
Most of our programs are nationally recognized by
Specialized Professional Associations.
A Sophisticated
Teacher Education Program
CUA’s nationally accredited teacher education
unit and state approved teacher education
programs are rigorous and require that students
formally apply to major in teacher education. Each
candidate’s performance is systematically
monitored according to CUA’s unit assessment
The CUA Reflective
Teacher Model
CUA’s Reflective Teacher Model, developed and refined
through research and practice by CUA faculty, is carefully
aligned with program goals, objectives, and national
The CUA Reflective Teacher Model helps prepare preservice teachers to consider the moral and ethical issues in
teaching students with regular and special needs.
Action, Reflection,
Candidates complete an electronic portfolio
and an action research project that integrate
the CUA Reflective Teacher Model.
4 - Year Undergraduate
Teacher Education Programs
Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-3rd Grade)
Elementary Education (1st - 6th Grade)
Secondary Education (7th - 12th Grade)
Secondary Education Programs
Joint Programs in the Departments of:
Minors in Education
Education Studies
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education
 Students may choose to complete a minor in
education typically requiring six or seven 3-credit
 Candidates may choose to major in education and
minor in another discipline.
Education Studies Program
4 - year Program
The Education Studies program is designed for
students who are interested in working in the field
of education but not in a school setting, e.g.,
industry, businesses, hospitals, museums,
curriculum development and technology centers,
or after-school programs.
5- year BA/MA Programs in
Secondary Education
Secondary majors who qualify may pursue
a 5-year program that leads to a B.A. in a
specific content area and a Master of Arts in
art, drama, English, history, and math
Pre-Professional Program in
Special Education
Early childhood and elementary majors who
qualify may pursue a 5-year program that
leads to a B.A. in early childhood or
elementary education and a Master of Arts
in special education or in early childhood
special education.
Graduate Teacher
Certification Program
Secondary education, special education, early
childhood special education
Consider our GTCP if you already hold a
Bachelor’s Degree and you are only interested in
obtaining teacher certification but not pursuing a
Master of Arts degree.
More information on the GTCP Program at
A Caring Community
for Learning
Small classes taught by highly-qualified,
dedicated, full-time faculty - 100% hold doctorate
and professional degrees
Advisers available throughout the year
Joint supervision for secondary education student
teachers by professors from education and Arts &
Science content areas
Interdisciplinary courses
Field Experiences
Integration of coursework with fieldwork
throughout each candidate’s program of
A variety of internships in diverse settings:
Catholic, private, charter, and public
Weekly supervision by CUA faculty
Service learning opportunities
Study Abroad for
Education Majors
The Study Abroad Program has been specifically designed
to meet the educational needs of various education majors.
Candidates may complete distribution requirements and
education electives abroad.
Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Ecuador, England, France,
Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco,
New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, and more coming!
All candidates should meet with the Director of Teacher
Education to discuss their coursework abroad.
Secondary candidates should meet with the Coordinator of
Secondary Education to plan for completion of coursework.
CUAbroad Office continues to expand its programs in
other countries (http://cuabroad.cua.edu/)
License and Reciprocity Agreement
Reciprocity Agreement – Definition
Reciprocity Agreement with 44 states &
Additional tests (in rare cases, additional
It is now possible to obtain additional
licenses by passing PRAXIS II tests in any
Contact Information
Teacher Education Programs
Dr. Agnes Cave, Director of Teacher Education, Coordinator of
Elementary Education, Coordinator of Study Abroad:
[email protected]
Dr. Rona Frederick, Coordinator of Education Studies:
[email protected]
Dr. Michele Stites, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education:
[email protected]
Dr. Elizabeth Montanaro, Coordinator of Social Studies
Secondary Education: [email protected]
Dr. Liliana Maggioni, Coordinator of English Secondary
Education: [email protected]
Contact Information
Teacher Education Programs con’t
Dr. John Convey, Coordinator of Mathematics Secondary
Education, [email protected]
Dr. Thomas Long, Coordinator of Special Education:
[email protected]
Dr. Carole Brown, Coordinator of Early Childhood Special
Education: [email protected]
Ms. Elsie Neely, Director of Field Experiences: [email protected]
Ms. Jennifer Kusnierczyk, Assistant to the Director of TE:
[email protected], 202-319-5801
Department of Education
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