Programs in Teacher Education, Leadership and Human Services
A horizon-expanding education
At Duquesne University's School of Education, we prepare you to become best-in-class educators, school psychologists, administrators, counselors, professors and so much more. Our nationally accredited undergraduate, master's, doctoral degrees and licensure/certification programs empower you to make a difference in the Pittsburgh region and throughout the world. You will earn a quality education built on Duquesne's solid reputation as a top-tier college and learn from faculty who are a diverse group of teacher-scholars whose research has gained national and international recognition, earning them numerous grants and awards.
Become the teacher you were meant to be
Our teacher education programs and graduate programs provide a mission-oriented, student-centered culture that will position you to lead inside and outside of the classroom. These programs prepare you to become an educator in K-12 schools, nontraditional schools or other educational settings as a classroom teacher, a special education teacher, an education specialist or a faculty member.
Shape the field with a leadership degree
The Duquesne University School of Education's leadership programs are rooted in the ideals of ethics, compassion and social justice. Our alumni hold leadership roles at area school districts, local community organizations and also serve on various associations and councils; and are employed as K-12 school principals, school or district supervisors, educational administrators, faculty or instructional designers.
Make a difference in human services with a degree in counseling or psychology
Our mission is rooted in helping others and serving our communities-meeting other's needs and remaining committed to improving the overall quality of life of service populations is part of our rich history. Through our human services programs, we prepare our students to meet individuals where they are in their circumstances and help them to develop, thrive and contribute to society. School of Education students receive intense training in counseling, teaching, supervision, research and advocacy. Our alumni are employed as school psychologists, school counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors and faculty.
It's time for bigger goals.
Earn your degree from one of our highly nationally accredited programs
We are proud of our numerous undergraduate and graduate programs that have earned national accreditation from the following select accrediting bodies:
American Psychological Association (APA)
Accreditation by the APA tells prospective students, other institutions of higher learning, and the public that our programs have met the standards that verify our ability to prepare graduates to provide outstanding, evidence-based clinical service to ensure the wellbeing of the public and promote best practices in education.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
CACREP accreditation indicates that the program has a rigorous curriculum and provides comprehensive fieldwork supervision. Graduates of CACREP programs have greater portability for licensure and certification.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
CAEP Accreditation is a select honor to nationally recognize program quality for educator preparation. This represents that our students are well equipped to meet the needs of K-12 students as well as their communities and schools. We are one of five institutions in Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation.
A great education, a great value
Understanding the adverse factors educators face in the current market, we are committed to providing students with a high-quality education at an affordable price. To do this, we offer multiple tuition awards and forms of financial aid. Depending upon the program and eligibility, our awards range from 25%-60% towards tuition. A Duquesne University education is an investment in your future. This investment will prepare you to reach the height of your career and provide a meaningful return on your investment.
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