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What will your legacy be?

The School of Education at Duquesne University has a rich history of preparing leaders for more than 75 years. With national accreditation for the full range of its doctoral, master’s, undergraduate, and certification programs, a profound concern for moral and spiritual values and a deep commitment to helping every student achieve, the School of Education builds legacies by transforming lives.

Report for NCATE Accredited Initial Certification Programs at Duquesne University

Since 1929, the School of Education at Duquesne University has been preparing educational leaders. Throughout the years, our graduates have provided high quality instruction and services to children and youth in educational settings in Pennsylvania and across the nation in their roles as teachers and educational professionals. Our claim of excellence in preparing these well-respected educators is based on assessments of the learning outcomes for each graduate of a preparation program in the School of Education. We invite you to examine the learning outcomes for the initial teacher certification candidates in our Leading Teacher Program over the past 3 years in the Report of Outcomes for Initial Certification Candidates: 2009 to 2012.


It is these outcomes that led to the School of Education receiving approval for continuing national accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education in October 2012 after an extensive external review of our certification programs. The excellence of our teacher preparation programs also led to the School of Education's selection as one of four Centers for Teaching Excellence in Pennsylvania charged with the preparation of Nationally Board Certified Teachers.


Ours is a proud tradition of preparing educational leaders and conducting scholarship for schools in the Spiritan Tradition of Caring. These things make us different and proud to be the Duquesne University School of Education. Thus, we welcome the opportunity to respond to any questions from our students, alumni and community stakeholders regarding the quality of our teacher preparation programs.