The School of Education’s mission is to empower the next generation of educators, public school leaders and digital learning developers with the knowledge, skills and compassion to transform lives.
We have a 100% employment rate for MAT graduates hired as educators within four months of graduation, currently working in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
Success beyond graduation
Our Bridge mentoring program supports graduates in their first two years of teaching by pairing them with a school principal who can offer guidance as needed.
Students implement what they’ve learned through internships and student teaching experiences at local schools in urban and rural settings.
Partnership school districts
Partnerships with several public school districts enable our students to get the experience they need so they’re fully prepared by graduation:
- Beacon Falls
- Fair Haven
- New Haven
- North Branford
Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization
The Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization (QFTO) is a student-run club that organizes events in public schools throughout Connecticut, including after-school tutoring, school beautification and programs that blend academics, nutrition and fitness.
QFTO provides an opportunity for dual-degree MAT students to immerse themselves in school-based activities as early as their freshman year.
Dual-degree MAT students may travel or study abroad in their sophomore or junior years. Students who go overseas in their junior year take coursework online and have the opportunity to complete fieldwork in a foreign country. Faculty-led credit courses that include study abroad also are available.
Academic Programs & Courses
Academic programs & courses
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition and financial aid
Become a fully licensed teacher without breaking the bank. Full-time students in our MAT programs intern in school systems across Connecticut. As interns, students have their tuition reduced and paid to the university by the school district.
Learn more about the admissions and financial aid process as it relates to our programs:
For more information, please contact Financial Aid:
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Graduate Financial Aid
Accreditations & Measures
Accreditations and measures
Our programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Evidence of our outcomes are found in 8 measures on our Annual Measures page:
Making the Grade: Percentage of students who passed the state licensure exams by August 31 of their graduating year (based on 2018 graduating class).
The Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization was honored with the Outstanding Local Excellence Award (2016–18) and the Outstanding Local Excellence Award in Social Justice (2019) by the National Education Association Student Program.
2016 NAPDS Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement for its innovative University-school partnership model.