Sr. Teresa A. Bruno, S.C., Ed.D.
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program Coordinator
Santa Maria Hall
First Floor, Room 10G
Phone: (973) 290-4341
Dr. John R. Crews
Educational Leadership Program Chairperson
Santa Maria Hall
First Floor, Room 10G
Phone: (973) 290-4382
The College of Saint Elizabeth has been recognized as a leader in teacher education since its founding over 100 years ago. In more recent years, the College has expanded its offerings to include graduate-level teacher certification and M.A. degrees in Education. Those who have earned their certifications and degrees at CSE continue to compete favorably for teaching positions.
CSE faculty recognize that programs in teacher education constantly must evolve to meet the demands of professional standards, state and national requirements for certification, expectations of regional and national accrediting bodies, and the changing criteria for highly-qualified teachers. To ensure the excellence of all CSE certifications and degrees in Education, the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Flowing from the institutional mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the specific mission of all undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education is to prepare competent, caring, responsible, professionally active educators who emerge as empowered leaders in their profession.
Students who earn CSE degrees and certifications in Education will:
Students completing CSE undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs can earn a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in the following areas: P-3, K-6, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and K-12 Subject Area in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, French (graduate level only), Mathematics, Social Studies, and Spanish.
The New Jersey State Department of Education awards permanent certification to all provisional teachers who successfully complete the state-required induction year in school districts.
CSE alumni teach in schools throughout New Jersey and the nation.
The College of Saint Elizabeth offers the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and Certification Programs approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education in Early Childhood (P-3), Elementary Education (K-5), Secondary Education (K-12), and Special Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities). The Master's can also be earned by combining initial certification and endorsement certification.
The graduate degree program in education offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth prepares education professionals to assume leadership roles in meeting the challenges of educational settings that represent current cultural, social, technological, economic, learning and health factors, and global concerns. In this program, the teacher is viewed as the central professional to bring the needed human/social services to children and families in an integrative manner. Professional educators are prepared to effectuate alliances between school and community settings to meet the comprehensive needs of children and their families.
Graduates are expected to emerge as empowered leaders who act with responsibility and accountability; this enhancement of their professional role should result in increased commitment and extraordinary practice.
The goals of the program are to:
The M.A. in Education program is a sequenced program (minimum of 38 credits) that allows students to choose from two areas:
This M.A. degree allows students who complete one of our initial Teacher Certification programs (ACT 1 or ACT 3) to matriculate into an M.A. program by selecting one of the other ACT choices.The three options for this M.A. with Initial Certification are outlined below:
The M.A. in Educational Leadership program, offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), is a 39-credit cohort-based program offered over a two-year time frame. It is designed to offer students the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for successful employment in school leadership positions. Students' educational studies will assist them to provide leadership, demonstrate ethical values, and offer dedicated service to all students and teachers in their care.
Upon successful completion of the program and a passing score on the SLLA Praxis, candidates will be eligible for a standard certificate as a supervisor and a certificate of eligibility as an assistant principal, director, and principal. Candidates for the principal's certification also must document at least three years of certificated teaching experience, as well as provide evidence that a fourth and fifth year will be completed during the course of studies.
The M.A. in Educational Leadership program offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth prepares education professionals to assume leadership roles in meeting the challenges in educational settings. The program is designed to prepare school leaders who have great vision, act in an ethical and moral manner, communicate effectively with all stakeholders in school settings and contribute effectively in promoting increased learning for all members of the educational community.
At its essence, this program will produce leaders who will offer dedicated service to all students, teachers and parents in their care. Graduates are expected to emerge as empowered leaders who act with responsibility and accountability; this enhancement of their professional role should result in increased commitment and extraordinary practice. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA in order to continue in the program.
The goals of the M.A. in Educational Leadership degree are to:
The M.A. in Educational Leadership program consists of 39 credits of required coursework that is aligned to national standards for educational leaders (ISLLC). The work includes an administrative internship experience and an action research project. Courses are specifically sequenced to maximize effective learning. The program follows a cohort model where students stay together and complete the entire program in two years. This program is offered off-site.
The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the College of Saint Elizabeth is designed to prepare globally conscious and morally purposeful servant leaders for district leadership roles in Pre-K to 12th grade settings. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership combines theoretical knowledge and practical application in an authentic school setting using the student's professional experience in school leadership. It is a sequenced 66-credit program to be completed during a three-year time frame.
Upon completion of the doctoral program the students will be able to:
Students applying for admission must present the documentation listed below to a selection committee comprised of Department of Education faculty. This committee will assess the documentation based upon the New Jersey Professional Standards for School Leaders (NJPSSL).
The final step in the admission process will be a successful interview with a faculty committee.
We are now accepting applications for Cohort 8, which starts in July 2014.