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Undergraduate Programs

Become the Teacher You Were Meant to Be

Bachelor Degrees & Undergraduate Programs

Test-Optional Admission - Opt-out of the ACT or SAT

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. Learn more on the University's Test-Optional Admission page.

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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.

"I finally got to see what being a real teacher was like! I feel so much closer to being the educator I've always dreamed of being. I'll never forget this life changing experience." - Caterina Macri

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 & 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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Meet Secondary Alumnus Joseph Welch