Quinnipiac University
School of Education

School of Education

Great educators have the ability — and the privilege — to change lives. At Quinnipiac, our mission is prepare candidates for 21st century careers in education by facilitating their personal and intellectual transformation, thereby cultivating a deep sense of agency to affect change within themselves and others toward the goal of a 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

Best Online Programs

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks the online MS in Teacher Leadership, MS in Instructional Design and MS in Special Education programs among the top online graduate education programs in the country.

2021 rankings include:

  • #1 in Connecticut for online graduate education programs
  • #27 nation-wide for online graduate education programs

Transforming lives — beginning with yours

Our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs fully immerse you in the art of teaching. You’ll learn how to manage a classroom and communicate effectively, structure engaging lessons and use the latest educational technology. Most importantly, you’ll ensure that students of every learning level and cultural background receive a quality education and have every opportunity to succeed.

Our approach integrates modern teaching theory with a close and supportive community of passionate educators, leaders and lifelong learners. Class sizes are small. Each course is taught by diverse, accomplished faculty with deep educational experience. You'll complete extensive fieldwork, which will give you both practical experience and the benefit of reduced tuition.

Whether you’re an aspiring teacher, an experienced educator looking to specialize or move into an administrative role, or a developer 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.

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Teacher Talks

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

Quinnipiac Today

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Student hopes to be an advocate for English-language learners

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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Class of 2020 Commencement

The university hosted three Commencement ceremonies for about 1,300 members of Quinnipiac’s Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 15, on the Mount Carmel Campus Quad.

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Graduates of the Class of 2021 throw their caps in the air in celebration

Class of 2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

The university conferred 1,920 undergraduate and 1,103 graduate degrees during 8 ceremonies from May 8 through 10.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks School of Education programs among the nation's best

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the Quinnipiac School of Education as one of the best places in the country to prepare to become an educator.

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Quinnipiac unveils 10-year master facilities plan

Quinnipiac has released its recently completed master facilities plan, ‘Designing Our Future,’ which provides a comprehensive strategy and set of recommendations. The plan will guide physical planning across QU’s three campuses over the next 10 years.

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