Students participate in a "morning meeting" during Anne Dichele's graduate education class Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Why School of Education?

About Us

Principal Stacie D'Antonio, EDL '10 spends a moment with 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: We’ll prepare you to act. To innovate. To 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


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.

 

Richard Balisciano demonstrates ways to handle a classroom disruption with student Kat Vitale during his Elementary Classroom Management and Design course in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus.

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.

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.

By the Numbers

We are a small school that gets high marks

Quinnipiac’s School of Education was ranked in the top 20 percent of all U.S. education schools by “Best Education Schools” in 2015. It earned top marks among Connecticut schools for its education of math teachers and social science teachers, and a #2 ranking for natural sciences.

We offer a fully accredited Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program with three specialized tracks: elementary education, secondary education, and educational leadership. In addition to our five-year BA/BS + Master’s degree program, we offer six additional master’s degree and certificate programs for those students already holding bachelor’s degrees.

100%


2014-15 Exam Pass Rate

Pass rate for our students taking Praxis II Secondary Math, ACTFL Spanish, and Connecticut Administrators exams. (95% passed the Elementary Foundations of Reading exam.)

233


Students

The number of students enrolled in our Education programs in 2015-2016.

76/24


Female/Male Student Ratio

The female/male ratio among our education students mirrors the national ratio of teachers in U.S. public schools.

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

 

Testimonials

Assistant Principal "Eddy" Heriberto Cordero speaks with graduating seniors about college opportunities May 24, 2013, at Hill Regional Career High School in New Haven, CT.
“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
School of Education
"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 Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at Church Street School in Hamden. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Shaping young minds

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

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