At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.
The Elementary Education major prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach elementary students (grades 1-6), and to model Christian values in your profession. Successful Elementary Education graduates are eligible to receive an Illinois Professional Educator License for grades 1-6.
Our education major features strong courses in diversity, special education, and English as a new language so you are prepared to teach the wide range of students who will be in your classroom.
The Golden Apple Scholars program identifies talented high school seniors, and first and second-year college students, who will commit to teach in high-need schools. The program provides scholarship assistance and a paid summer institute where students receive classroom experience and professional mentoring.