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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

Log onto Blackboard, see the “Courses and Communities tab, then look for “Organizations," then select “Education Advisors: Saundra Bondo and Lisa Patrick”


C Grade Repeat and Content Area Electives policies.  If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.

Program Sheets

Undergraduate Program Sheets

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

Leading Teacher Program Handbook

LTP Handbook - For those who began Fall 2012-Spring 2014

LTP Handbook - For those who began in Fall 2014 to present

Sophomore Gateway


**** 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, TB Testing, and Act 126/Mandated Reporter Training) 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.

Instructions on how to obtain your clearances

Certification and Testing
Scholarships and Aid

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

Career Services

 Education Job Search Resources

Visit our Job Search Resource page for information on how to find a job in a vairety of educational settings.

Job Postings

Please visit Duquesne University's Career Services Center for current job postings.

Job Fairs

For dates, tips, and registration information, please see our list of job fairs.

Act 48
Student Standing

The School of Education Committee on Student Standing (CSS) reviews petitions submitted by School of Education students, both bachelor's and master's level, requesting exceptions to existing policies, procedures, and academic decisions within the School of Education and Duquesne University. The committee considers each case on the basis of its own merits.

The CSS is comprised of one representative and one alternate, elected from each of the three departments within the School of Education, with the Associate Dean for Teacher Education serving as Committee Chair.

The CSS will review and vote on petitions one time per month throughout the spring and fall semesters and additionally if necessary for time sensitive or urgent petitions during the summer semester and winter break.

Please check with your academic advisor prior to submitting a petition to the Committee on Student Standing.

Petitions are to be submitted using the online form. For petitions submitted by the end of each month, a decision will be made by the 15th of the following month.

Petitions for permission to work while student teaching must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • For Fall Semester - June 30
  • For Spring Semester - September 30

The decision of the CSS will be electronically communicated to you at the Duquesne email address provided on your petition. A copy of the letter will also be provided to advisors, program directors, or faculty as needed.

Questions should be emailed to freynikg@duq.edu

LTP & Graduate Program Excellence Awards
Excellence Awards • Application Deadline March 19

Each year, during the School of Education's Diploma Ceremony in May, the School of Education recognizes new graduates and an alumnus/ae of the Leading Teacher Program and one alumnus/alumnae of a graduate program for excellence that reflects the Duquesne University Spiritan Tradition of Caring.

Bachelor's and Master's level graduates of the Leading Teacher Program in December 2017 and May 2018 graduates are eligible to apply.

Alumnus/alumnae of the Leading Teacher Program or a School of Education Graduate Programs with 5 years of service after conferral of a degree are invited to apply for the Alumni Excellence Awards.