School of Education



Act. Innovate. Transform.

We will prepare you to be an outstanding education professional –  classroom teacher, school leader, special educator, or instructional designer. Our award-winning faculty and dynamic, hands-on curricula will provide the tools you need to make a difference in schools, universities, organizations and communities: taking action; thinking innovatively; transforming lives.

Further, the School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP.) This accreditation will provide you with confidence that our education will deliver on your career needs.


Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

We offer multiple paths to your future, on ground or online.


Average Class Size

Our faculty focus is your success, so our programs reflect a student centered approach.


Partnerships in the Community

We have extensive partnerships with over ten school districts, including three professional development programs that provide unlimited field learning opportunities.


Professor Anne Dichele, Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, starts class with "morning meeting" Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Learning from her experience

Anne Dichele, Director of the MAT program, begins class with "morning meeting."

Inspiring the next generation of teachers

Professor Anne Dichele is typical of our faculty in an important way: she has worked in the classroom and learned what works. In 1997, she was one of six public school educators who jumped on a new Connecticut state law allowing charter schools and founded an academically challenging, cooperative-learning-based charter school in an urban school district in Norwalk. She continues to serve as chair of the Side by Side Charter School’s board of directors. Dichele brings invaluable perspective to her students. Of someone who has been there and made a difference in education. Someone who continues to look for new ways to make a difference. The combination is a hallmark of our faculty here.

By the Numbers


Well Placed

Percentage of our class of 2015 Master of Arts in Teaching students who were full-time teachers within 12 months of graduation.


High-Caliber Candidates

Average grade point average of our 2015 School of Education graduates.


World-Sized Opportunities

Number of states where recent graduates have obtained teaching, leadership and instructional design positions, from New Hampshire to North Carolina to Colorado to California.

Programs at a Glance

Programs that aim to inspire

Programs that aim to inspire - The School of Education programs are dynamic in and outisde class experiences.  Students investigate and apply new knowledge to educational challenges in  real-world settings.

School and Campus Life

An ambitious approach to higher education

We combine rigorous curricula with a sequenced set of strong, hands-on, clinical experiences. We provide a deeply engaged, forward-looking faculty. We place our student teachers in the care of best-practice mentors in trusted partner school districts. Our program is intentionally designed to prepare graduates to think innovatively, transforming the way our nation approaches education.

Career Development

Church Street School Principal Stacie D'Antonio, EDL '10, meets with Intervention Specialist Sara Boyd, a 2014 Quinnipiac grad, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at their school in Hamden. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Alumni learning from alumni

Church Street School Principal Stacie D'Antonio EDL '10 meets with Intervention Specialist Sara Boyd '14 at their Hamden school.

Career Development

Career Development Section Title

At Quinnipiac’s School of Education, we place great emphasis on career preparation and placement. We expose our students to great teaching, and also to the great challenges in inner-city school districts. We send students each year on a mind-expanding service trip to Nicaragua. We support them as they research and present papers at national teachers’ conferences. As our students prepare to graduate, we invite area education professionals to take part in mock job interviews, giving students the kind of real-world feedback that will help when the interviews count.

Opportunities for Students

  • Resumé writing and interview workshops
  • Individual career advising and counseling sessions
  • International service trips
  •  Help with in-state and out-of-state certification process
  • University-sponsored teaching job fairs
  • Mock interview sessions with instructional design professionals, school principals and superintendents

Student Profile

Rebecca Rice '14, MAT '15

Even at an early age, Rebecca Rice knew she wanted to be a teacher. 

"I always found my teachers to be incredibly helpful," she said. "Watching them make such an impact on their students made me want to do the same when I got older."

Rice's lifelong desire to teach and help others was reinforced by her work experience in real classrooms through the School of Education's five-year master's program in elementary education. As part of her coursework, Rice spent two hours every week in a fifth-grade classroom at Fair Haven School in New Haven helping out with lesson plans and working one-on-one with students. 

"I love walking into the classroom and having those 'light bulb moments' with the students," said Rice, who is now a fourth-grade teacher in Farmington, Conn. "You just all of a sudden see them get it and you know you helped them get to that point. That, for me, is the most rewarding part of teaching."

Rebecca Rice:: education student with a concentration in history. November 22:: 2013.

Fulfilling a lifelong passion

Rebecca Rice '14, MAT '15, earned a five-year BA/MAT with a concentration in history.

Centers and Resources

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The School of Education occupies nearly 6,000 square feet on our North Haven Campus, with a variety of sophisticated facilities designed to train future teachers. Many of your classes will be held in technologically advanced rooms that feature touch-screen SMART boards, and elementary and secondary education students have access to a small library with specialized books and materials. 

The Curriculum Center is ideal for class meetings, Praxis workshops and other group work, and is equipped with a Polyvision board and modern projection equipment. You'll have all the tools you need to be prepared for a successful career as an educator.  

We also have partnerships with two local schools - Side-by-Side Charter School and Fair Haven School, both of which provide opportunities for hands-on professional development experiences. 

Centers and Resources
Professor Cindy Kern, director of the Bristol Meyer Squibb Center for Science Teaching & Learning, teaches an education class in our School of Education.

Educating the next generation of educators

Professor Cindy Kern, director of the Bristol Meyer Squibb Center for Science Teaching & Learning, teaches an education class in our School of Education.

Our Work

Work that lifts all students

A student enjoys teaching so much that he spends more than the 20 required semester hours observing students at a high school in New Haven – and then is hired full time by the school during his student-teaching year. A graduate becomes a high school principal, and sets out to build partnerships with local universities to give his students college experience and help them make a smoother transition to college. A faculty member writes a book exploring the data and rationale behind common myths in American education, and nudges the national conversation toward what really works. In these and hundreds of stories like them, our students, alumni, and faculty are doing work that matters.

Students already touching lives. Alumni in leadership roles. Experienced faculty working to change the status quo. It’s what we do.

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