Great educators have the ability to change lives. At Quinnipiac, our mission is to prepare our candidates for 21st-century careers in education as teachers, leaders and designers of learning environments and materials. We strive to empower our graduates to affect change within themselves and others to move toward a more just and equitable society.
We offer a variety of programs to prepare you for a range of jobs in the field of education. People with degrees in education not only work in schools; they work in corporations, in healthcare, in law organizations, in universities and in many other settings. In addition to their day jobs, these individuals are often athletic coaches, career advisors and community volunteers.
Our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs immerse you in the art and science of teaching and learning. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively, structure engaging lessons and learning resources, manage a classroom and leverage educational technology. Most importantly, you’ll develop the skills to ensure that learners of all levels and backgrounds have every opportunity to succeed.
Classes are taught by accomplished faculty members with deep educational and industry experience. Small class sizes afford the opportunity for personal guidance and feedback for each student. Prospective classroom teachers will complete extensive fieldwork, which will give you both hands-on experience and the benefit of reduced tuition.
Whether you aspire to become a new teacher, switch career paths, move into administration or develop skills in the design of digital learning materials — we have programs for every career stage.
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Bachelor’s + master’s & certification
Special Education: BA or BS/MAT (4+1)
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Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Quinnipiac University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Quinnipiac University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
Approximately 85 percent of Quinnipiac University's student body receives financial aid through scholarships, grants, on-campus jobs and/or student loans.
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Internship Tuition Waiver
In the Dual-Degree MAT (4+1) Special Education program, you'll receive significant cost savings while pursuing your graduate degree. Your first graduate courses begin immediately after you complete your undergraduate degree during the summer semesters; these are the only semesters you will be responsible for paying the full tuition and fees. You will then begin interning in a school while attending evening courses throughout the fall, J-Term and spring semesters. The work you complete during this internship will cover more than 40 percent of your tuition!
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office