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Faculty and School Achievements

The School of Education was Awarded 2015 Education Leadership Company Award from Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania

The Education Leadership Company Award was established to recognize companies that provide volunteers for full school Junior Achievement programming or a minimum of 10 volunteers during the current academic year. 

Congratulations Dr. Ernie Dettore - 2014-15 Recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award

The Teacher of the Year Award is an annual event sponsored by the Duquesne Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society. ODK created this event in 1992 to give students the opportunity to recognize a teacher they believe best exemplifies leadership and excellence in the classroom.

Students had the opportunity to cast their votes during the month of March in the Duquesne Union and Towers. As in previous years, many outstanding faculty members were nominated.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ernie Dettore, School of Education, Dr. Janie Marie Harden Fritz, McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and Dr. Charles Welsh, Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences have been selected as the recipients of the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

Dean Welch on KDKA with Chris Moore - 12/7/2014

Center Seeks To Aid Public Education

Dean Olga Welch, head of the Department of Education at Duquesne University and founder of the Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice joined Chris Moore to discuss the inequality of education, especially when it comes to poorer school districts. 

Duquesne University Ranked #1 in Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

According to Edudemic.com, Duquesne University is ranked #1 in Online Colleges in Pennsylvania!  Learn more about the School of Education's fully online Master's program Instructional Technology!

Dr. Tammy Hughes, School Psychology Chair Receives APA President's Award

Duquesne University Instructional Technology Professor Selected as Fulbright Scholar for Research in South Korea

Tmcnet.com reported that Duquesne University issued the following news release: A Duquesne University instructional technology professor, selected as a Fulbright Scholar, will investigate ways of overcoming reluctance among Korea's Internet users to construct knowledge assets collectively. Dr. Misook Heo, an associate professor in the School of Education, will conduct her research from June 1 to Aug. 31, at Pusan National University (PNU). Located in the busy port city of Busan, in the southeast portion of the Republic of Korea, PNU is one of Korea's pre-eminent institutions of higher learning.

2013 - 2014 Teacher of the Year - Dr. Susie McLaughlin

The Teacher of the Year Award is an annual event sponsored by the Duquesne Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society. ODK created this event in 1992 to give students the opportunity to recognize a teacher they believe best exemplifies leadership and excellence in the classroom. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Riccardo Boni, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Dr. Susie McLaughlin, School of Education and Dr. Lauren ODonnell, Mylan School of Pharmacy have been selected as the Teachers of the Year for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.

School of Education Dean Honored by Office of Research

Olga M. Welch Ed.D., honored for outstanding research endeavors in Office of Research's Fifth Class of Hall of Fame Inductees. Learn More.

The Special Education Program is now offering a 12 credit Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders

This endorsement requires a minimum of 12 semester hours and meets the requirements for an Autism Endorsement in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For students who intend to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the endorsement, a Level I or Level II certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education is a prerequisite. Students who do not hold an instructional certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education may apply for and complete the required courses without the PDE endorsement. Requirements include coursework with ongoing, targeted special education field experiences.

The requirements may be completed in an accelerated format in a summer semester from May to July, or in a traditional academic semester format from fall through summer.

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Duquesne University Recognized by US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan for Efforts to Make Education Program More Affordable

Duquesne University's 50% Tuition & Fee Scholarship for undergraduate education students is mentioned in a speech by US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. He lauds higher education institutions that cut tuition and are increasing educational attainment, while lowering costs. Read more about the speech

Introducing the NEW MSEd Early Level (PreK-4) Education Program!

The Pennsylvania Department of Education changed their certification levels on January 1, 2013, and this has caused us to change the programs we offer. Currently, we are offering Early Level (PreK-4) and working towards other degrees that will meet PDE requirements. What has been eliminated are our degrees in Early Childhood (Grades N-3), Elementary Education (K-6) and the dual degrees of Elementary Education and Early Childhood. Please find out more information on our new MSEd PreK-4 program website!

Dr. Tammy Hughes Talks to CNN.com About Bullying

Bullying is a major issue that many children have to confront on a daily basis. Dr. Tammy Hughes, Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, talks to CNN.com about ways parents can strengthen their children before bullying starts. Learn more