Students participate in a morning meeting during Anne Dichele's graduate education class.

Why School of Education?

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About Us

Principal Stacie D'Antonio, EDL '10 hugs one of her students at Church Street School in Hamden.

Student-focused learning

Principal Stacie D'Antonio, EDL '10 spends a moment with one of her students at Church Street School in Hamden.

Three reasons: To act, innovate and transform.

Quinnipiac’s School of Education provides a dynamic, hands-on education that focuses on giving students the skills and confidence they’ll need to give learners of all backgrounds the opportunity to succeed. We’re different from other schools of education in the degree to which our faculty are engaged in teaching innovative and creative practices, in the depth of the partnerships we have with local schools, and in the intentional, sequenced set of experiences we require of our students.

The pursuit of social justice frames everything we do. Our common goal: to make the world better by transforming education.

Our Students

Graduate prepared for success

At Quinnipiac you will join undergraduate classmates from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, from high school valedictorians to first-generation college students to military veterans. The diverse perspectives and the close-knit community provide a rich and challenging setting for nurturing your personal and professional development. For our education students, that’s part of the education.

Our students share a reputation for friendliness and enthusiasm — and for a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of work ethic. Students graduate from Quinnipiac prepared and ready to work hard. Employers tell us that sets them apart.

Professor Richard Balisciano demonstrates ways to handle a classroom disruption with a student.

Keeping your cool

Professor Richard Balisciano demonstrates ways to handle a classroom disruption with student Kat Vitale '17 during his Elementary Classroom Management and Design course.

In their Words: Video Profile

Taylor Chelo writing on a white board, starts video

Extending the field of study

Taylor Chelo ’17, MAT ’18 has always had a passion for helping others. Although uncertain about what she wanted to do with her life when she enrolled at Quinnipiac, thanks to the help of an English professor, she developed a unique career path — a path that would lead her through central Italy and become the first Quinnipiac student to complete her field study overseas.

School and Campus Life

A shared community of passionate educators

The School of Education fosters a supportive and highly active community centered around a shared passion for the teaching profession. We also offer many opportunities to get involved in pursuits both inside and outside of the education field through an active network of student groups, volunteering opportunities and a unique Living Learning Community (LLC) specifically for dual-degree students.

Undergraduates in the dual-degree programs can also take advantage of the events, groups and overall culture of both the Mount Carmel and North Haven Campuses.

Morgan Kozyra wearing bright clothes and sunglasses dances with a large group of students in the Athletic Center.

Dancing for a cause

Our students have access to several dozen student groups and organizations. Here, Morgan Kozyra '18, MAT '19, participates in QTHON, a day-long dance party that raised more than $274,000 for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

A male education student speaks with a young girl as they look at her artwork on a wall.

Common ground

Each year, we host the "Kaleidoscope of Creativity" event, which showcases the artwork of students several partner schools. Here, Kevin Shearin, MAT ’18, talks with featured artist Valerie Valencia about her artwork.

Four students laugh together with Christmas light strings above their heads.

Something to celebrate

Graduate MAT students Kim Vumback, Rachel Wrinn, Ariana Guido and Kat Vitale visit with each other during the annual holiday dinner on the North Haven Campus.

What our Graduates are Doing

Rewarding careers

Our graduates go on to rewarding careers as primary and secondary school teachers in public, private, and charter schools. They become heads of schools, deans, counselors, administrators. They work with high-risk students and high achievers. They start game-changing programs and become life-changing mentors. Their communities — and their own lives — are changed in the process.

Where Our Graduates Work

Our 2015 placement rate was 98% -- that’s the percentage of our graduates who were in full-time positions 12 months after graduating. While most of our graduates go into classroom teaching, a number each year find work as school administrators or counselors or go on to pursue graduate studies at the doctoral level. Recent Quinnipiac graduates are now teaching in the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Rhode Island
  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin


In Their Words

Assistant Principal Eddy Cordero speaks with graduating seniors about college opportunities at a New Haven high school.
“I realized I could only have so much of an impact within the four walls of my classroom. That is my passion: trying to reach kids.”
Eddy Cordero '04, MAT '05
On his move from teaching into administration. He’s now vice-principal at Hill Regional Career High School in New Haven, CT.
“I looked at other education programs and the thing that's different about Quinnipiac is that everything is much more hands on. It's not just reading a book and teaching theory. We were encouraged to go see a school, go see their successes to learn from them. We also did a lot of simulation work. It was real-world learning and prioritizing, which was invaluable.”
Becky Frost '05, MA '06, EDL '11
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“I loved Quinnipiac. I felt like the learning we did in the classroom was real to the issues that come up in the schools.”
Stacie D'Antonio EDL '10
Stacie D'Antonio is the principal at Church Street Elementary School in Hamden, Connecticut. Stacie has worked for more than 20 years as an educator in the Hamden and Watertown, Connecticut public school systems.
Principal Stacie D'Antonio works with an elementary school student at Church Street School in Hamden, Connecticut.

Shaping young minds

Principal Stacie D'Antonio at Church Street School in Hamden, CT.