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

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 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.

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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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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Hartford HealthCare, Quinnipiac build groundbreaking partnership

Hartford HealthCare and Quinnipiac University announced a transformative university-wide academic partnership on Wednesday that will build the healthcare workforce of tomorrow and will grow student pipelines across a wide range of professions to address long-term talent needs for the state of Connecticut and beyond.

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Professor Beth Larkins-Strathy’s education class meets with Miguel Cardona

U.S. Secretary of Education to Quinnipiac students, ‘you will change lives’

A class assignment turned into a real-world opportunity to impact national education policy when students in Professor Beth Larkins-Strathy’s education class met directly with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at the conclusion of their Fall 2021 semester.

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School of Education recognized for national excellence

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced today that the School of Education at Quinnipiac is one of 39 providers from 16 states and Puerto Rico to receive accreditation for its educator preparation programs.

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Student makes the world her classroom

For Erika Yaverski ’22, a global perspective is intrinsic in learning to be a great teacher.

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U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rank Quinnipiac among the top

Quinnipiac continues to be ranked among the best national colleges and universities in the country by leading organizations, including U.S. News & World Report and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

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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), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 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.

CAEP accredited 

NCATE Accreditation 

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