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5-Year Early Start Graduate Programs

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Accelerate your graduate degree and deepen your knowledge of education as you finish your undergraduate degree.

The School of Education offers early start options for students who have demonstrated a strong academic background (GPA > 3.0) to begin graduate work during their undergraduate time at Duquesne University. During the junior or senior year, students have the opportunity to take up to 5 courses in a Master's level program at the undergraduate tuition rate. Current programs with early start options include:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Reading and Literacy Specialist
  • Instructional Technology
  • Educational Studies 
  • Special Education.

Undergraduate Students not in the School of Education in good academic standing (GPA >3.0) interested in pursuing or exploring an education degree and/or teaching certification can begin to take courses as juniors or seniors in the Graduate Education Programs including:

  • Grades PreK-4
  • Secondary (Grades 7-12) Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Science
  • Latin K-12, World Languages K-12.