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Teacher education is a longstanding strength at CSE, and our graduates are consistently in high demand as teachers and school leaders at schools in New Jersey and other states. We offer an array of degree and certificate programs to meet the needs of everyone from undergraduates preparing for a career in teaching to mid-career teachers and school leaders seeking to advance as professional educators. The Teacher Preparation and Educational Administration principal and supervisory programs have earned a pre-accredited approval by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years from June 2009 to June 2014. The accreditation certifies that CSE has provided evidence that the professional education programs adhere to TEAC's Quality Principles. The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. Graduates of TEAC accredited programs can be confident that they are well prepared as competent, caring, and qualified educators. To be accredited by TEAC, educational preparation programs must have solid, independently verifiable evidence of their graduates' competence. As can be seen in the most recent report to the New Jersey Department of Education under Title II of the Higher Education Act, 98% of students who completed the College of Saint Elizabeth's programs for initial teacher certification passed the PRAXIS test required for licensure by the state of New Jersey. The Teacher Preparation Program and MA in Educational Leadership Program must also have an ongoing process for review and improvement, and must demonstrate the capacity to offer quality education.
Undergraduate Teacher Education - Students preparing for careers in teaching may choose to major in Elementary Education or to connect a minor with Secondary School Certification to their major field of study. Students have hands-on classroom experiences from freshman year on, beginning with volunteer work in school settings during freshman year and culminating in senior-year student teaching. Certification options include Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3, Kindergarten to Grade 5, Special Education, and Secondary School certification. All undergraduate education majors graduate prepared for certification in at least two areas.
Graduate Programs for Educators - Graduate level programs include:
Teacher Certification Programs - Evening programs enable those who have a bachelor's degree to become certified in K-5 and K-12 education or to be certified as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. An accelerated, Saturday-only program leads to certification in Pre-K-3 education.
The Education programs are 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.
The requirements listed below pertain to both the major and the minor:
Students formally apply for acceptance into the Elementary/Early Childhood Education major or Secondary Education minor during the second semester of their sophomore year concomitant with Ed253/254. Before admission into the major or minor and permitted to take 300, 400 and 500-level
Education courses, students:
Upon acceptance into the Elementary/Early Childhood Education major or Secondary Education minor, students:
Students who have completed all Education Program requirements are recommended by the College for certification:
The Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing K-5/P-3 or K-12, will be issued to students who successfully complete the requirements of the education major or minor. Permanent certification, Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD), will be issued to students who successfully complete the requirements of the special education coherent sequence in addition to their initial certification.
Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Early Childhood Education 54 credits
Education majors and minors fulfill the capstone requirement in ED473 in the development of the written portfolio and oral presentation.
Requirements for the Secondary Education Minor: 27 Credits
* For World Language Majors only total: 29
* For History Major only: total 12 credits
Total credits for Secondary Education Minor: 36 Credits
Total credits for World Language Major: 38 Credits
Total credits for History Majors: 39 Credits
Requirements for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification:
The New Jersey Department of Education and the College highly recommend that all education students, majors and minors, add this endorsement for dual certifications.
This Certification program prepares students to teach in self contained special education classes, resource centers, inclusion settings, public and non-public schools, and special education institutions and facilities. This Certification allows students to be highly qualified for Teaching in specific levels of education. It is permanent upon completion of program requirements.
Students who wish to obtain this Certification:
PSY241, PSY251 and Ed263 are double counted as required courses in the K-5/P-3 major. Psy241 and Psy251 are double counted for the K-12 minor.
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