Quinnipiac University

School of Education Quick Facts

The School of Education’s mission is to 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.

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.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks the online MS in Instructional Design and Technology and MS in Special Education programs among the top online graduate education programs in the country.

2021 rankings include:

  • #1 in Connecticut for online graduate education programs
  • #27 nation-wide for online graduate education programs

Career Outcomes

97% Success Rate

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2019 who have jobs in their chosen fields or are continuing their educations within 6 months of graduation. (79% knowledge rate)

97% MAT Employment Rate

Percentage of our MAT graduates hired as educators within 4 months of graduation.

Pass Rates By the Numbers

100% Sixth-Year Diploma

93.7% MAT Programs

100% Special Education

Student Enrollment By the Numbers

322 Total Student Enrollment

As of Fall 2019, the School of Education enrolled 322 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)
  • Average age: 31
  • Average class size: 25 students

Field-Based Experience By the Numbers

80 Hours

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

181 Days

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.

216 Hours

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

Our deep network of collaborative partnerships includes the following school districts:

  • 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

In addition to the numerous long-standing partnerships we have with area school districts, we have special professional development relationships with Side by Side Charter School in Norwalk and the Metropolitan Business Academy and Fair Haven School in New Haven.

These partnerships enhance new teacher preparation, strengthen faculty development opportunities, facilitate inquiry directed at the improvement of practice and enhance student achievement. The partnerships offer candidates the opportunity to experience the complexity and challenges of urban school settings.

Our graduates currently work in the following states:

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

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 first 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.

Faculty By the Numbers

56 Total Faculty

12 Full-Time Faculty

44 Part-Time Faculty

Percentage of students who passed the state licensure exams by August 31 of their graduating year (based on 2018 graduating class).

Annual Measures

Evidence of our outcomes are found in 8 measures on our Annual Measures page:

Learn more about our annual measures

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) 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  

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