A faster and more affordable pathway to becoming a teacher

If you have your bachelor’s degree and your goal is to become an elementary education teacher, Quinnipiac offers an intensive, cost-effective program that enables you to earn your master’s degree in teaching and your elementary teaching certificate (pre-K through sixth grades) in just over one year. You’ll enter in the summer as a full-time graduate student and spend time interning in a school while attending evening classes on campus.

We have forged collaborative partnerships with several area schools to allow you to learn best practices in teaching while being an important part of that school’s educational team. We have partnerships with 20 school districts throughout the state of Connecticut that understand the importance of providing high-quality experiences for our teacher candidates in a hands-on classroom environment. Your internship or residency may also significantly reduce your cost of tuition.

To help you secure your first job in education, we offer a range of career transition services including resume-writing workshops, mock interviews and assistance completing your certification paperwork. Your final semester will be tailored to your job search; students who have secured full-time placement will receive for-credit induction support, while students who have not yet been hired will continue their student teaching experience.