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.

Student Enrollment

Student enrollment


Total Student Enrollment

As of Fall 2018, the School of Education enrolled 601 students across all programs and courses, including the dual-degree MAT program.

Student Profile

The School of Education is a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes students of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds:

  • Average GPA: 3.48 (across programs based on 2017–18 admitted students)
  • Age ranges:    
    • Dual-degree MAT: 17–21
    • Grad MAT: 21–29
    • Online programs: 20 and beyond
    • Sixth-Year Diploma: late 20s and beyond
  • Average class size: 15 students

Career Outcomes

Career outcomes

A colorful pie chart showing the job placement rate for the School of Education

We have a 100% employment rate for MAT graduates hired as educators within four months of graduation, currently working in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

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.

Field-Based Experience

Field-based experience

Students implement what they’ve learned through internships and student teaching experiences at local schools in urban and rural settings.



Dual-degree MAT students complete 80 hours of work in public school settings in their junior and senior years.



Graduate MAT students gain practical experience interning in their first two semesters and eventually take on full responsibility for all aspects of the classroom during their student teaching.



Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership students complete a minimum of 216 hours of practical leadership experience.

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
  • Branford
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
  • Fair Haven
  • Hamden
  • Madison
  • Meriden
  • Milford
  • Naugatuck
  • New Haven
  • Newtown
  • North Branford
  • Norwalk
  • Orange
  • Southington
  • Trumbull
  • Wallingford
  • Westport
  • Wethersfield
  • Windsor
  • Woodbridge

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.

Study abroad

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.

Our Faculty

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:

Contact us

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:


Sixth-Year Diploma


MAT Programs


Special Education

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.