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Student and Academic Services

The office of Student and Academic Services (SAS) at the Duquesne University, School of Education assists student learning while promoting the academic mission of the University. Services are provided appropriate to and developed in partnership with the diverse student communities. Using the university’s mission statement as a model our services and programs aim to build the confidence and skills necessary for students to succeed in their personal, academic and professional lives.

To do this, we:

  • will make decisions based on what is best for our students

  • will utilize collaborative decision-making

  • will encourage ideas and innovation in our quest for continuous improvement

  • will deliver superior service

Undergraduate Advising

Please visit our new advisement site on Bb: Education Advisors: Denise Gallucci and Karen Davis. Log onto your Blackboard (link), see the “Courses and Communities tab, then look for “Organizations," then select “Education Advisors:  Denise Gallucci and Karen Davis”

Announcements

Current School of Education Students,
There are new policies regarding "C Grade Repeat" and "Content Area Electives".  You can find these policies here (link).  If you have any further questions, please contact your advisor immediately.

Program Sheets

Click here for all Undergraduate program sheets.

Archived Program Sheets - for students who started DU prior to Fall 2007 - Fall 2009

Sophomore Gateway Application

Details about the Sophomore Gateway and the online application

Clearances

**** Update In Clearance Policy, Effective July 1, 2009 ***

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and all School Districts who host Field Experience and Student Teaching Experience Students, the School of Education will now require that all students submit each of their clearances (Act 33/Child Abuse, Act 34/Criminal History, Act 114/FBI, and TB Testing) to the Office of Student and Academic Services ANNUALLY during their academic career at Duquesne University.

It is extremely imperative you follow these new guidelines, so that you do not face one or all of the following consequences:

  • Student with outstanding clearances will not be permitted to register for courses.
  • Student will be removed from Education courses if not in possession of current clearances.
  • Student will lose Student Teaching Placement if not in possession of current clearances.

To submit your updated clearances, please bring the original or a copy of your current clearances to Ms. Cindy Cafaro, 214 Canevin Hall. If you are unsure if your clearances are current, please call the Office of Student and Academic Services at 412.396.6093.

This policy is being implemented to conform to the policies of local school districts in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Clearances are required for the safety of school children, and also for the adults who interact with them. Different school districts may have differing renewal policies; however, our policy must cover all possibilities. We understand that the need to renew each of the clearances multiple times might cause concern to students and their families. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Student and Academic Services at 412.396.6093 or by e-mail sas@duq.edu. Thank you for your understanding and adherence to this matter.

Find out how to obtain your clearances here.

Certification and Testing

To find out which tests are required for certification and how to obtain certification, click here.

Testing:

PAPA/PECT and Praxis Resources

PAPA Exemption Policy

Certification:

Certification Application Instructions & Testing Requirements

Certification Placeholder Letter

Certification Reciprocity

Behavior Specialist:

Pennsylvania Behavior Specialist License

Scholarships and Aid

We offer many different kinds of scholarships, awards, and assistantships.  Learn more about them here.

Career Services

Please contact Rachael Elizabeth Kiesling, Coordinator for Relationships and Communications, for the School of Education, with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Duquesne University
School of Education
Office of Student and Academic Services
214 Canevin Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

412.396.5193
412.396.5585 fax
kieslingr@duq.edu

Act 48

If you wish to have your post-bacc credits submitted for Act 48 credit, please click here.

Student Standing

The School of Education Committee on Student Standing reviews petitions submitted by School of Education students, both graduate and undergraduate, requesting exceptions to existing policies, procedures, and academic decisions within the School of Education and Duquesne University.

To learn about the process of submitting a petition, click here.

LTP Excellence Award
Undergraduate & Graduate Leading Teacher Excellence Awards • Application Deadline April 15

Each year, during the School of Education's Diploma Ceremony in May, the School of Education recognizes one graduate from both the School of Education's undergraduate and master's Leading Teacher Program. The Leading Teacher Program Excellence Award is given to a student who demonstrates excellence in one of the three Themes of the Leading Teacher Program-Leadership, Diversity and Technology-and is framed in the Spiritan tradition of caring. December 2013 and May 2014 graduates are invited to apply now!

Leading Teacher Award-Graduate

Leading Teacher Award-Undergraduate