Trinity students interested in teaching and youth work are encouraged to explore different pathways that match their current experience and personal goals. As a first step, the Educational Studies faculty strongly recommend that you enroll in our introductory Educ 200: Analyzing Schools course, which integrates coursework with a three-hour-per-week participant-observation placement in a nearby Hartford public school classroom.
Make an appointment with the Director of Educational Studies to discuss which of these pathways might be a good match for you:
- Mentoring and tutoring opportunities with Hartford youth, sponsored by Trinity’s Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement.
- Public school teacher preparation via the University of Saint Joseph consortial program, while earning your Trinity undergraduate degree.
- Public school teacher preparation programs by state (including alternate route, teacher residency, and grad school) after receiving your Trinity undergraduate degree.
- Private school or international school teaching positions, which do not require state-approved certification.
Educational Studies also hosts events for recent alumni to share advice about their different pathways with current Trinity students: