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Sister Teresa A. Bruno, SC, Ed.D.
Teacher Education
Phone: (973) 290-4341
Email: tbruno@cse.edu
Office: Santa Maria Hall
1st Floor - Room 16

Joseph Ciccone, Ed.D.
Educational Leadership
Phone: (973) 290-4383
Email: jciccone@cse.edu
Office: Santa Maria Hall
2nd Floor - Room 22D

Education

  • Education - Kathleen Holly Ed.D. Lecture

    Kathleen Holly (pictured center) – Assistant Chief Prosecutor for Somerset County and CSE alumna – was a recent guest lecturer for the doctorate candidates in Educational Leadership in Dr. Joe Ciccone's class entitled: School Law & Ethics. Holly discussed the role of law enforcement in schools in developing a safe learning environment.

  • Education - Patricia Bryant - Mother Xavier Award

    Dr. Patricia Bryant graduated from CSE in 1977 with a degree in Education and returned to earn her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2012. On Founders Day 2013, she was honored with the Mother Xavier Award. Read More

  • Teacher Education Programs - Danielle Shanley

    Commitment is a big part of life for Danielle Shanley. She balances work, family and graduate education. In choosing a college for her doctoral degree, she sought something that fit hers, and her employers' needs. Read Danielle's Story

Program Offerings

For over a century, the College of Saint Elizabeth has been known as a leader in teacher education. Our program is intended to prepare competent, caring, responsible educators who emerge as empowered leaders in their profession. The program stays abreast of state and national certification requirements, and fulfills the expectations of regional and national accrediting bodies to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees and a wide variety of teaching certificates.

Undergraduate

B.A. in Teacher Education

1. Includes three NJ certifications, with possibility to test into a fourth
2. Prepares teachers for 21st Century teaching and learning
3. Experienced, successful and supportive faculty with years in the classroom
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Track in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

Track in Elementary/Middle School Math or Science Education

Minor in Secondary Education

Certifications

Accelerated Certification for Teaching – A.C.T. 1, A.C.T. 2

1. Flexible schedules
2. Cohort-based programs build community among students
3. Courses can count toward an M.A. in Education at CSE
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Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

1. Prepares students to teach in self-contained special education classes in all settings
2. Highly recommended by the NJ Department of Education for all educators
3. Liberal arts approach instills dignity and respect for all students
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Graduate

M.A. in Education

1. Choice of two areas: Emphasis in Special Education; M.A. with ACT certification
2. Flexibility for various ACT certifications
3. Eligibility for teaching in NJ schools
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M.A. in Education with an Emphasis in Special Education

M.A. in Education with Initial Certification

M.A. in Educational Leadership (Supervisor and Principal Certification)

1. Cohort-based program with a two-year timeframe; classes are offsite
2. Graduates are readied for leadership roles with students, parents and faculty
3. Includes an administrative internship experience and research project
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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

1. Prepares educators for a role as a School Administrator
2. Cohorts work collaboratively and meet at times convenient to working professionals
3. Program is aligned with the NJ Professional Standards for School Leaders (NJPSSL)
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Certificates

Certificate in Assistive Technology

1. Prepares educators for a modern classroom
2. Includes field experience in Assistive Technology
3. Can be specialized for Assistive Technology in Special Education
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Outcomes

Our students are ready to lead in the classroom and in their field. With training in preparation, teaching and assessment through various pedagogical approaches – all underlined by a liberal arts approach – our students become teachers who can effectively teach with respect for the individual.

To best serve today's classroom, our students work closely with teaching technology and information systems, and develop valuable decision making skills.

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Graduates

Graduates who have completed undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs can earn a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in the following areas: 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.

With such certifications, our alumni teach in schools throughout New Jersey and the nation.

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Student Stories

Andrew Gaertner

"A.C.T. 1 is very well designed to prepare you for the classroom. All up to date strategies and technologies are taught, making for a great experience."

Faculty Spotlight

Brian Friedlander

Professor Friedlander recently presented at the Adobe Learning Summit 2013 conference in Las Vegas on the topic: Understanding Learner Intervention & Collaboration in Post-secondary Education.



Who We Are

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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973-290-4000

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