Quinnipiac University's five-semester master of arts in teaching program prepares graduates with perspectives, knowledge and skills to become master educators. The School of Education recognizes that the concept of educator is three-dimensional, and that successful educators must be teachers, learners and leaders. Therefore, graduates of the master of arts in teaching program are teachers who lead all students to learn, learners who continue to learn as they continue to teach, and leaders who influence the culture of their schools in ways that support best practices in teaching and learning.
The program reflects the spirit and mission of Quinnipiac with close attention to the teaching standards for the state of Connecticut and to the standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The three values of "excellence in education, a sensitivity to students, and a spirit of community" which are the heart of Quinnipiac's mission statement are woven throughout the program.
The five-semester MAT program offers Quinnipiac teacher candidates a master of arts in teaching degree leading to certification through the Connecticut State Department of Education. Consistent with the University's mission, arts and sciences studies are integrated with professional studies to prepare graduates who have depth and breadth of content knowledge and strong pedagogical skills.
We also offer a sixth-year diploma in educational leadership and an online master's program in teacher leadership.
The School of Education follows the teaching standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The school is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Education, which participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Interstate Contract. For more information about state-by-state certification, inquire with a particular state's department of education.