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Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University
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275 Mount Carmel Avenue 
Hamden, CT 06518 
United States 

The Quinnipiac University School of Education offers certificate, master’s degree and advanced diploma programs designed to empower graduates to become a positive force of change across a variety of school-based and corporate learning environments. Available graduate-level opportunities include:

  • MS in Special Education (online)
  • MS in Instructional Design (online)
  • Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership (online)
  • Graduate MAT in Elementary, Secondary or Special Education
  • Certificate in Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate (online)
  • Certificate in Online Course Design (online)
  • Resident Educator Certificate to MAT

Our caring and dedicated faculty have rich experience and provide our students with the training and support they need to open doors to rewarding career opportunities. Through a blend of modern teaching and learning theories plus practical applications and hands-on experiences, graduates leave Quinnipiac with the skills needed to meet the needs of today’s learners. 

To address the need for exceptional educators in the workforce, Quinnipiac strives to provide affordable programs that allow our students to pursue their passions without putting their lives on hold. With competitive tuition rates, flexible scheduling and tuition-paid internships for select programs, there are a variety of options to make your goals attainable. Visit to learn more.

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Gain a deeper understanding of the unique gifts and needs of all learners with an online MS in Special Education. Teachers with an initial endorsement may also pursue an optional cross-endorsement opportunity. 


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The online MS in Instructional Design empowers graduates to gain a deeper understanding of how people learn and improve learning outcomes by employing modern instructional technologies across K-12 classrooms, higher education and business settings.


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Graduates of the online Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership are prepared to pursue leadership roles, such as a principal or school administrator, and are well equipped to earn their CT-092 certification, or equivalent in other states.


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The MAT programs in Elementary, Secondary and Special Education allow students to pursue their initial teaching certification and feature tuition-paid internships that cover most of the cost.


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Quinnipiac’s online Certificate in Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate is designed to empower educators to foster an inclusive, SEL-based culture for students and teachers in school environments.


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Quinnipiac’s online Graduate Certificate in Online Course Design prepares graduates to infuse learning with modern technology. Upon completion, credits can be applied to the MS in Instructional Design.


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The Resident Educator Certificate to MAT program is a unique, part-time opportunity for non-certified staff working in CT schools to complete teacher licensure and earn their MAT in 2-3 years. Students may keep their current roles and are eligible to be the classroom teacher of record after only 10 months in the program.


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