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Career Development

Overview

Your career starts here

Your career as an teacher begins as early as your first introductory course. Through our sequenced curriculum, you'll build the essential skills all educators must draw on, including quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and oral communication.

From there, your studies evolve, exposing you to a variety of educational settings. The world inside of a genuine classroom is highly nuanced, offering chances for develop social intelligence, a sense of responsible citizenship, and other intangibles that distinguish top teachers and leaders in the field of education.

Nearing the completion of our program, our faculty and staff will help you identify options and opportunities, connect you with potential employers, and provide the networking tools to position you for success. 

Field Study

Unique Johnson interns at Ridge Hill School in Hamden Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Shaping the classroom

Koral Unique Johnson '17 works closely with a student at Ridge Hill School in Hamden, CT.

Experiences that work for you

In your field study courses, taken in your junior and senior years, you’ll observe and assist in an assigned classroom at a local school. Field study provides a unique window into the career you’ll be entering, as well as the opportunity to grow under the guidance of a veteran educator.

During your graduate-year internship, you’ll serve an area school in a variety of capacities, guided by an onsite advisor and a School of Education faculty member. You’ll participate in staff meetings, take part in all school operations and become a full member of the school community. In short, you’ll fully learn what it means to be a teacher. The experiences will set you apart.

“After working with other education students from various schools, there is no doubt in my mind that Quinnipiac has the strongest, most supportive, most organized program in Connecticut.”
Michael Galatioto ’04, MAT ’05

Employment and Internship Resources

Fair Haven Junior High School in New Haven, CT, February 6, 2013.

Employment & Internship Resources

Employment Content

Career-focused and high-touch

Our faculty and staff provide students with every aspect of career preparation, including résumé writing instruction and interview workshops. On "certification nights,” professors assist teacher candidates with filling out their CSDE paperwork and gathering all necessary documents and PRAXIS score reports.

The School of Education additionally hosts an individualized training event that brings 50 local school administrators to campus. These administrators provide teacher candidates with personalized feedback about their resumes and interviewing skills, as well as help them polish their professional presence.

From start to finish, our approach is career-focused and high-touch--and it works. Our graduates land teaching and leadership jobs across the country, while many others go on to pursue doctoral study.

States where recent graduates have obtained teaching jobs include:

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado

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