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

Recognized among the best online graduate education programs in the country, Quinnipiac also earned the highest rankings in Connecticut.

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 2023

As of Fall 2023, the School of Education enrolled 265 students across all programs and courses, including the dual-degree MAT program.

Total Enrollment: 265 students

  • MAT in Elementary Education: 48
  • MAT in Secondary Education: 23
  • MAT in Special Education: 10
  • MS in Special Education: 35
  • MS in Instructional Design and Technology: 39
  • Educational Leadership Sixth-Year Diploma: 93
  • Online Course Design Certificate: 6
  • Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate Certificate: 6
  • Special Educator Certificate: 5

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.

13 Months

Graduate MAT students gain practical experience as interns or school employees during the fall and spring, and are eligible to be hired as teachers of record following the second summer semester.

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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