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.

By the Numbers

97% Employment Rate

Percentage of graduates in the Class of 2022 who are employed within four months of graduation.

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63 Partner Schools

Quinnipiac places students in more than 22 partner districts.

Pass Rates By the Numbers

100% Sixth-Year Diploma

93.7% MAT Programs

100% Special Education

Total Enrollment Fall 2022

As of Fall 2022, the School of Education enrolled 268 students across all programs and courses, including the dual-degree MAT program.

Total Enrollment: 268 students

  • MAT in Elementary Education: 62
  • Resident Educator Certificate - MAT Elementary: 3
  • MAT in Secondary Education: 19
  • Resident Educator Certificate - MAT Secondary: 1
  • MAT in Special Education: 4
  • Resident Educator Certificate - MAT Special Education: 4
  • MS in Instructional Design and Technology: 38
  • MS in Special Education: 42
  • Online Course Design Certificate: 8
  • Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate Certificate: 10
  • Educational Leadership Sixth-Year Diploma: 77

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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