In D.C., The Office of the State of Education in D.C. (the OSSE) declares which programs are adequate for training teachers in K-12 and Special Education and provides a very curated list of approved programs. In order to obtain state teacher certification in D.C. you must attend a state-approved program, so it is important to select a school from this list that is right for you. In order to save you from government jargon and unnecessarily confusing pdfs, however, we will give you the run-down here.

All of these programs listed have either been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers Education (NCATE) which is now known as the Council for the Accreditation for Education (CAEP). They offer graduate programs and/or some form of licensure for specific subjects.

This list was last updated April 2017.

American University

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Secondary: Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Special Education

Catholic University

Graduate degrees offered

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • School Library / Media Specialist
  • School Library / Media Specialist
  • Secondary: English, Mathematics, Social Studies
  • Special Education

Non-Degree LIcensure

  • Secondary: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Special Education

Center For Inspired Teaching

Non-Degree Licensure

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education

Gallaudet University

Graduate Degree Offered

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychology
  • School Social Worker
  • Secondary: Biology, English, Mathematics, Secondary Social Studies

The George Washington University

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • Billingual Special Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Educational Leadership Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Language: (Lating, Modern World Languages)
  • Reading
  • School Counselor
  • Secondary: Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Special Education, Learning Disability, Emotional Behavior Disorder)

Non-Degree Licensure

  • Educational Leadership Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Language (Latin, Modern World Languages)
  • Secondary: Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies

Howard University

Graduate Degrees offered

  • Educational Administration
  • Foreign Language (French and Spanish)
  • Music (instrumental and vocal)
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary: English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Special Education, Theatre

Kipp DC - Capital Teaching Residency

Non-Degree Licensure

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language (Spanish)
  • Secondary: Biology, English, Mathematics, Special Education

New Leaders (District Of Columbia)

Non-Degree Licensure

  • Educational Administration

TFA

Non-Degree LIcensure

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language (Spanish)
  • Secondary: Biology, English, Mathematics, Special Education

Teach Now Educatore School of Education

Non-Degree Licensure

  • Art (all grades)
  • Computer Science (all grades)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education Resource (endorsement)
  • English as a Second Language (all grades)
  • Health and Physical Education (all grades)
  • Middle School Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music: Vocal and Instrumental (all grades)
  • Secondary: Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, Social Studies, Mathematics
  • Special Education

Trinity Washington University

Graduate Degree Offered:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education

University of The District Of Columbia

Graduate Degrees Offered:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle School Science
  • Secondary: English
  • Secondary: Mathematics
  • Secondary: Social Studies

Urban Teachers

Graduate Degrees Offered:

  • Early Childhood Education / Special Education
  • Elementary Education / Special Education
  • Middle Level Mathematics / Special Education
  • Secondary: English / Special Education
  • Secondary: Mathematics / Special Education

Non-Degree Licensure:

  • Early Childhood Education / Special Education
  • Elementary Education / Special Education
  • Middle Level Mathematics / Special Education
  • Secondary English / Special Education
  • Secondary Mathematics / Special Education
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