Undergraduate Programs

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Become a leading teacher.

Study with us and learn how to make an impact in the PreK-4, Middle Level (4-8), or Secondary (7-12) classroom. 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.

The Leading Teacher Program is designed to support you in becoming a leading teacher. Becoming 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.

At the end of your undergraduate studies you will experience a full semester of student teaching. Duquesne alum, reflects on her student teaching experience...

"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

Bachelor of Science in Education Degrees

Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our ambassadors are current students who live on campus, commute, hold leadership positions across campus, and are passionate about becoming future educators. They are also here to help prospective and new students learn about the experience of being a student in Duquesne University's School of Education. You may see them during virtual and in-person events as they share their insight into being part of the School of Education - stay tuned!

Jonathan Barsotti Katarina Bittner Katlyn Dickerson
Jonathan Barsotti Katarina Bittner Katlyn Dickerson
Adelina DiTullio Jayne Simon Woodrow Wilson Fellow Carolyn Whitney
Adelina DiTullio Jayne Simon Carolyn Whitney

You may be eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship

Freshman and transfer students accepted to our School of Education are eligible to receive a 50% tuition scholarship. These scholarships are renewable for four years of undergraduate study as long as the student remains enrolled full-time in the School of Education.

5-Year Early Start Graduate Programs

Interested in getting a head start on graduate school? Consider the School of Education's 5-Year Early Start Graduate Program. If you have a strong academic background, you may be eligible to begin graduate work during your undergraduate junior or senior year here at Duquesne University. Students have the opportunity to take up to 5 courses in a Master's level program at the undergraduate tuition rate in this 5-Year Early Start Graduate Program.