The Education Program is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) in the following areas:
All education majors and minors must pass the required PRAXIS Exam(s) prior to enrollment in senior level education courses at the 400 and 500 level. PRAXIS exams required of education majors are 0014 and 0022. PRAXIS exams required of Education minors are in the relevant content area(s).
Spring student teachers in the education major and minor must pass the PRAXIS exam(s) by May 1 of the prior academic year in order to take Ed464/465, Ed505, Ed507 and Ed466 for the minor in the fall semester preceding student teaching.
Students who do not pass PRAXIS exam(s) by the required deadlines will not be allowed to continue as education majors or minors and enter senior 400 and 500 level courses. They will have the option of passing the PRAXIS exam(s) in order to be readmitted to the Education Program consistent with the deadlines for fall or spring student Teaching and within one academic year or two semesters.
Emanating from the institutional mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the specific mission of the undergraduate degree program in Education is to prepare students to be reflective practitioners who are humane, competent, caring, professionally active educators who respect the uniqueness of all individuals.
Upon completion of the Teacher Education Program, students apply for the Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing from the New Jersey Department of Education. This certificate qualifies students for employment in public schools as a provisional teacher, P-3, K-5, 6-12, or K-12.
Students who complete the special education coherent sequence are eligible for permanent non-graded certification of Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Upon completing one year of successful full-time teaching, students are awarded permanent certification by the New Jersey State Department of Education. Qualified students will be awarded the prestigious Meritorious New Teacher Candidate Program Award.
Graduates of the College’s Education program are employed in schools throughout New Jersey and other states. Having been well-prepared to begin teaching careers, these graduates help maintain the deservedly excellent reputation that the College’s Education programs have long had among professionals in the field.
Accepting application in January for MA Program in Educational Leadership that begins in September.
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.
Course Sequence (39 credits)
Applications are now being accepted for cohort 7, which will begin on July 22, 2013.
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.
Unique Elements of This Program
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.
Program Guide and Cohort Calendars
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:
M.A. in Education with an Emphasis in Special Education
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:
Option A (38 credits): Completion of ACT 1 (22 credits) along with Early Childhood Endorsement (10 credits) plus 6 credits in Ethical Issues and Action Research
Option B (46 credits): Completion of ACT 1 (22 credits) along with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement (21 credits) and an Ethical Issues Course (3 credits)
Option C (47 credits): Completion of ACT 3 (23 credits) along with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (21 credits) and an Ethical Issues course (3 credits)