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Career Development

Overview

Your career starts here

Beginning with your first introductory education course during freshman year. As you get deeper into your studies — and experience the world inside real classrooms — you will also begin working with our faculty and staff on your career preparation. We offer résumé writing and interview workshops to assist you in your job searches. For our teacher candidates, we host an “interview training” evening where 50 local school principals and administrators provide feedback to candidates about their interviews. We hold two “certification nights” when we’ll assist you in filling out your CSDE paperwork and gathering all necessary documents and PRAXIS score reports. You will receive personal attention from our associate dean who completes and files all the required documents for Connecticut certification. It’s a high-touch place.

Field Study

Academics that work for you

In your field study courses, taken in your junior and senior years, you’ll observe and assist in an assigned classroom at a local school. Field study provides a unique window into the career you’ll be entering, as well as the opportunity to grow under the guidance of a veteran educator.

Unique Johnson interns at Ridge Hill School in Hamden Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Shaping the classroom

Koral Unique Johnson '17 works closely with a student at Ridge Hill School in Hamden, CT.

This is where you get to explore who you will become

During your graduate year internship, you'll serve an area school in a variety of capacities under the guidance of an onsite advisor and a School of Education faculty member. You'll have the opportunity to participate in staff meetings, take part in all school operations and become a full member of the school community. In short, you'll understand fully what it means to be a teacher.

“After working with other education students from various schools, there is no doubt in my mind that Quinnipiac has the strongest, most supportive, most organized program in Connecticut.”
Michael Galatioto ’04, MAT ’05

Employment and Internship Resources

Fair Haven Junior High School in New Haven, CT, February 6, 2013.

Employment & Internship Resources

Employment Content

The School of Education works closely with all of our students on career preparation. In addition to resume writing and interview workshops, we host an interview training event where 50 local administrators provide feedback to teacher candidates about their interviewing skills. Students have the chance to dress professionally, present their resumes and meet with three administrators. 

Additionally, our two certification nights provide teacher candidates with assistance filling out their CSDE paperwork, and gathering all necessary documents and PRAXIS score reports. Recent graduates have obtained teaching and leadership jobs across the country, while many have chosen to pursue doctoral study. 

States where students have obtained teaching jobs include:

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado

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