Quinnipiac University
School of Education

School of Education

Great educators have the ability — and the privilege — to change lives. At Quinnipiac, our mission is to prepare our candidates for 21st-century careers in education as teachers, leaders and designers of learning environments and materials. By fostering personal and intellectual transformation, we strive to empower our graduates to affect change within themselves and others to move toward a more just and equitable society.

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By the Numbers

100% Employment Rate

Percentage of our 2018 MAT graduates employed as educators within four months of graduation.

12 Average Class Size

Our small class sizes ensure a student-centered approach, focused on your success.

100% Strong Expertise

All of our full-time faculty have advanced degrees and decades of teaching experience.

Our Reputation

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recognizes our online programs among the top online graduate education programs in the country.

Transforming lives — beginning with yours

Our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs fully immerse you in the art and science of teaching and learning. Depending on your personal goals, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively, structure engaging lessons and learning resources, manage a classroom or school and leverage educational technology. Most importantly, you’ll develop the skills to ensure that learners of all levels and cultural backgrounds have every opportunity to succeed.

Our approach integrates modern theories of teaching and learning with the practical application of those theories. Classes are taught by a close and supportive community of accomplished faculty with deep educational and industry experience. Small class sizes afford the opportunity for personal guidance and feedback for each student. Prospective classroom teachers will complete extensive fieldwork, which will give you both hands-on experience and the benefit of reduced tuition.

Whether you aspire to become a new teacher, to build on years of experience in education, to move into administration or to develop skills in the design of digital learning materials — we have programs for every career stage. Graduates of our programs are hired quickly and go on to lead rewarding careers.

Student Spotlight

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Student hopes to be an advocate for English-language learners

July 21, 2021

As a teacher, Matti Colavolpe `22, MAT `23 hopes to be an advocate for all students—especially English-language learners. She opposes when such students are labeled “behind” simply because they aren’t fluent in English.
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What to look for in an education program

Meghan Banti ’11, MAT ’12, Sixth-Year Diploma ’18, is an instructional coach at City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck, Connecticut. Listen to her tips for what you should look for in a college or university education program.
“I believe strongly in the crucial role of public education and providing every child with a high-quality education taught by caring and innovative teachers.” - Anne Dichele, Dean of the School of Education

Explore Summer Experiences & Courses

Summer is the best time to accelerate progress toward achieving your academic, professional and personal goals. This is why Quinnipiac is offering a growing list of engaging summer experiences and courses designed to help a diverse group of people of all ages explore their passions.

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Supporting a healthy community of educators

Hartford HealthCare Strategic Partnership

Quinnipiac University is proud to introduce our newest strategic partner: Hartford HealthCare. Together, Quinnipiac and Hartford HealthCare are committed to enhancing the health and well-being of our university community and improving the quality of Quinnipiac’s academics.

This partnership will provide students within the School of Education with more comprehensive and coordinated health and wellness services from Hartford HealthCare’s extensive list of providers within the state of Connecticut by:

  • Providing access to an expanded service library including counseling, adult health and athletic training.

  • Transitioning to Hartford HealthCare's EPIC MyChartPLUS platform to make healthcare data more accessible and portable.

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Exceeding the Highest Standards in Public Education

All programs in the School of Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

School of Education graduates earn exceptionally high scores on licensure examinations required for certification both within and outside the state of Connecticut, including the Praxis II tests for special educators and elementary and secondary teacher candidates; the Foundations of Reading Test; Spanish ACTFL Test; and the Connecticut Administrator Test (CAT), taken by the candidates in the Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership program.

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