Faculty and School Achievements
School of Education Dean Honored by Office of Research
Olga M. Welch Ed.D., honored for outstanding research endeavors in Office of Research's Fifth Class of Hall of Fame Inductees. Learn More.
The Special Education Program is now offering a 12 credit Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders
This endorsement requires a minimum of 12 semester hours and meets the requirements for an Autism Endorsement in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For students who intend to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the endorsement, a Level I or Level II certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education is a prerequisite. Students who do not hold an instructional certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education may apply for and complete the required courses without the PDE endorsement. Requirements include coursework with ongoing, targeted special education field experiences.
The requirements may be completed in an accelerated format in a summer semester from May to July, or in a traditional academic semester format from fall through summer.
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Duquesne University Recognized by US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan for Efforts to Make Education Program More Affordable
Duquesne University's 50% Tuition & Fee Scholarship for undergraduate education students is mentioned in a speech by US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. He lauds higher education institutions that cut tuition and are increasing educational attainment, while lowering costs. Read more about the speech.
Introducing the NEW MSEd Early Level (PreK-4) Education Program!
The Pennsylvania Department of Education changed their certification levels on January 1, 2013, and this has caused us to change the programs we offer. Currently, we are offering Early Level (PreK-4) and working towards other degrees that will meet PDE requirements. What has been eliminated are our degrees in Early Childhood (Grades N-3), Elementary Education (K-6) and the dual degrees of Elementary Education and Early Childhood. Please find out more information on our new MSEd PreK-4 program website!
Dr. Tammy Hughes Talks to CNN.com About Bullying
Bullying is a major issue that many children have to confront on a daily basis. Dr. Tammy Hughes, Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, talks to CNN.com about ways parents can strengthen their children before bullying starts. Learn more.