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Department Programs

"serving God by serving students"

As a true Service Department, we pride ourselves on living the Duquesne University Mission of "serving God by serving students" by offering a range of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses are integral not only to the study of teaching, evaluation, and educational leadership, but to disciplines across the university. In addition, our department houses a number of degree programs both at the Master's and Doctoral levels which train exemplary scholars and practitioners dedicated to fulfilling the School of Education's proud tradition of preparing educational leaders and conducting scholarship for schools.

Administration & Supervision

The Educational Administration & Supervision Program at Duquesne University values the ability to access, conduct, interpret and apply research. Housed in the Department of Foundations and Leadership, the purpose of Educational Administration is to prepare educational leaders who are scholar-practitioners and exhibit the knowledge, skills, dispositions and ethics that promote equity and excellence for all students in a culturally diverse, and technologically complex, global community.

The Educational Administration & Supervision Program is a 30 credit-hour program that leads to both a Master of Science (M.S.Ed.) in School Administration and a K-12 Comprehensive Principal Certification. The certification is foundational for the candidate who wishes to attach additional coursework leading to additional certifications. This avenue for acquiring specific certifications, i.e. Supervisor of Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Guidance, et al. is both timely and financially responsible.

Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership, ProDEL is a cohort-based program that is driven by inquiry into problems of practice. Doctoral learning will be supported through both face-to-face and online resources. Learning experiences will be guided by a signature pedagogy-systematic and intentional inquiry into problems of practice-that reveals and challenges assumptions, a pedagogy that has been established empirically by a decade of work through the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning at Duquesne.

Educational Studies

The Educational Studies program is a 30-credit hour program that leads to a Master of Science in Educational Studies from Duquesne University. The program provides considerable flexibility for qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds who seek professional credentials in education. Our graduates come from diverse backgrounds and are engaged in a wide-range of professional careers across the nation and around the world.

Program Evaluation

The master's degree and certificate programs in Program Evaluation are designed to increase the theoretical understanding of evaluation and enhance skills in evaluation methods.

Coursework stresses the incorporation of evaluation in program planning and encourages the use of evaluation practice not only in education, but also in public administration, criminal justice, health care and other human service fields where assessment and evaluation are vital for program success.