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Ed.D. Candidate Given Prestigious Milken Educator Award

Ed.D. candidate Kim Moreno, a science teacher at Union City High School, has been named a Milken Foundation Scholar, receiving $25,000 and a certificate naming her as one of the 40 best science teachers in the United States.

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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.


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


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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Graduate Certification in Middle School Science

1. Designed to enhance elementary and middle school teachers' science content knowledge
2. Improves the teaching of science at the elementary level
3. Provides a path to middle school science certification (NJ Middle School Endorsement in Science, Grades 5-8) for those candidates who complete the course requirements and pass the Middle School Science Praxis Exam (Praxis II Science Test #0439).
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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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Combined B.A. in Elementary Education to M.A. in Education

1. Complete a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate work while becoming fully prepared for your role as an educator
2. Earn your Master's faster and benefit from financial savings
3. Enter the workplace at a distinct advantage in preparation and advanced learning
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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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Graduate 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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Graduate Certificate in Holocaust/Genocide Education

1. Enables practicing teachers and student teachers to meet mandates for teaching about the Holocaust and genocide
2. Enables professionals employed in related private organizations to strengthen their knowledge and expertise in this topic
3. Provides opportunities for study of the Holocaust and genocide
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Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching in the 21st Century


What Students Are Saying

Christina Scolaro, '16
"Coming here was like hiring a private tutor in all subject areas. Students and teachers are all very close and the teachers really care about you."
– Christina Scolaro, '16
Recipient of Doris White Memorial Scholarship

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Faculty and Staff

Joseph Ciccone, Ed.D.

Director of Education Programs

(973) 290-4383

Santa Rita Hall 402

John R. Crews, Ed.D.

Half-time Professor

(973) 290-4382

Santa Maria Hall 10G

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(973) 290-4386

Santa Maria Hall 12A

Patricia Heindel, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Professional Studies

(973) 290-4102

Santa Maria 42

Alan H. Markowitz, Ed.D.

Half-time Professor

(973) 290-4328

Santa Maria Hall 20

Rev. Monsignor Thomas J. McDade, Ed.D.


(973) 290-4153

Annunciation Center 104

Keith Neigel, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

(973) 290-4397

Santa Maria Hall 22A

Rose Marie Padovano, SC, Ed.S., D.Min.


(973) 290-4365

Santa Maria Hall 8

Patricia Schall, Ph.D.


(973) 290-4320

Santa Maria Hall 22C

Marshall Strax, Ed.D.


(973) 290-4367

Santa Maria Hall 13A

Deborah Tulloch, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

(973) 290-4366

Santa Maria Hall 9

Melanie A. Conti, M.A.


(973) 290-4355

Santa Maria Hall 43

Elizabeth A. Ford

Administrative Assistant

(973) 290-4284

Santa Maria Hall 13C

Carol F. Mack

Graduate and Offsite Programs Coordinator

(973) 290-4374

Santa Maria Hall 13A

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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