Test-Optional Admission

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Do you feel that your scores may not reflect your academic potential and successes? Consider Duquesne University's test-optional admission. This might be the right option for you, especially in this current climate. 

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A horizon-expanding education

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Our programs are nationally accredited and guided by standards from the State of Pennsylvania and national professional organizations. You will learn from expert faculty and have the opportunity to experience a K-12 classroom setting as early as the second semester of your freshman year. During your studies you will also have the opportunity to study abroad if you wish.

In the Leading Teacher Program you will become a learning theorist, a curriculum designer, an expert in school content, a master practitioner and an instructional leader are five domains critical to becoming a leader in the classroom. While enrolled in the program, you will complete a set of core experiences in teaching methodology and participate in guided fieldwork, as well as complete the university core classes. The five domains are infused with three themes of Leadership, Diversity and Technology. The Leading Teacher Program curriculum bases the learning experiences of becoming a teacher in social justice and professional ethics at the heart of becoming a teacher at Duquesne.


A great education, a great value

DU is rated the #6 best value in PA and #65 nationally based on academic quality and net cost (U.S. News and World Report). Financial assistance in the form of aid, scholarships and tuition awards are available. Duquesne recognizes the important roles that teachers play in our society. Students will be eligible for additional funds if they have SAT scores (Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) of 1250 or greater. The Leading Teacher Program is committed to ensuring that the best-prepared teachers are available for the classrooms of the future.

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Hear from Our Students

Joe Welch

"There are many more careers out there that you can choose from. Some more lucrative, some with more flexibility, some that may feel more honored but your choice allows you to impact thousands of students. One lesson at a time! One conversation at a time! One student at a time!"

Joe Welch 8th Grade Teacher for North Hills School District | B.S.Ed. Secondary Education '07
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Michelle Gapsky

Director of Enrollment and Engagement