Undergraduate Contact Information

Education Program

Sr. Teresa A. Bruno, S.C., Ed.D.
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program Coordinator
Santa Maria Hall
First Floor, Room 10G

Phone: (973) 290-4341
Email: tbruno@cse.edu



Graduate Contact Information

Education Program

Dr. John R. Crews
Educational Leadership Program Chairperson
Santa Maria Hall
First Floor, Room 10G

Phone: (973) 290-4382
Email: jcrews@cse.edu



Overview & Mission

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.



Student Outcomes

Students who earn CSE degrees and certifications in Education will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the subjects they are expected to teach.
  • Demonstrate competence in planning, teaching, and assessment through appropriate pedagogical strategies designed to address the diverse needs of learners and to promote literacy, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Increase their capacity to create for students inclusive, supportive, safe and respectful classroom environments that sustain intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Promote the dignity of each individual, respecting the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political perspectives, and other ideologies.
  • Recognize the purpose of information and its application in the development of knowledge and enhance their skills in locating, evaluating, and effectively using information in decision making.
  • Develop skills in technology to support 21st century teaching and learning.

Graduates

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.

Education Program


Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Education

The Undergraduate Education major provides students with two State of New Jersey teacher certifications and the possibility of a third certification for Teacher of Students with Disabilities, which is optional.

The Undergraduate Education minor provides students with one certification for Secondary Education and the possibility of a second certification of Teacher of Students with Disabilities, which is optional.

All students have the option to test into additional teaching certifications.

A Non-Certification option is also available and provides students with the opportunity to complete a Bachelor's Degree with an Individualized Major: Education Studies (without teaching certification).

Areas of Emphasis

  • Inclusive Elementary/Early Childhood Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Optional)
  • Inclusive Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Optional)
  • Inclusive Secondary Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Optional)

Requirements for Admission to the Major/Minor

  • Students who major in teacher education leading to certification must also have a second major in a liberal arts discipline at the College of Saint Elizabeth that is recognized as acceptable by the NJ Department of Education. Students who are in the Non-Certification option need to have a second major which can be in any program offered at the College. Students who minor in Secondary Education must have a major in a discipline at the College of Saint Elizabeth that is a content area eligible for Secondary Education teaching certification.
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • For students in any teacher education program leading to certification, a passing score on the appropriate Praxis licensure test recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education (www.ets.org)

Inclusive Track in Elementary/Early Childhood Education

  • ED 101 Introduction to Education (2)
  • ED 105 Nature and Needs (3)
  • ED 252 Early Childhood (3)
  • ED 200 Behavior Management (3)
  • ED 220 Curriculum Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
  • ED 305 Math and Science Curriculum in Elementary and Early Childhood Education (4)
  • ED 310 Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ED 315 Writing Across the Inclusive Elementary /Early Childhood Curriculum (3)

Total: 24 credits

Inclusive Track in Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education

  • ED 101 Introduction to Education (2)
  • ED 105 Nature and Needs (3)
  • ED 200 Behavior Management (3)
  • ED 220 Curriculum Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
  • ED 305 Math and Science Curriculum in Elementary and Early Childhood Education (4)
  • ED 310 Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ED 320 Writing Across the Middle School Math and Science Curricula (3)
  • ED 468 Content Methods: Middle School Math or Science (2)

Total: 23 credits

Inclusive Minor in Secondary Education

  • ED 200 Behavior Management (3)
  • ED 220 Curriculum Strategies in the Inclusive Classroom (3)
  • ED 361 Literacy in Secondary Education Content Areas (4)
  • ED 466 Content Methods: Art, English, History, Math, Sciences (1)
  • ED 510 World Languages (3)(Required for world language certification only.)

Total: 11 or 14 credits

Common Core for Major and Minor Teacher Education Students

  • ED 465 Senior Practicum (2)
  • ED 467 Student Teaching (8) or ED495 Internship (8) (for Non-Certification students only)
  • ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar and Portfolio (4)
  • ED 480 Senior Education Research Seminar (Optional for Secondary Education Minor) (2)
  • PSY 251 Educational Psychology (4)

Total: 18 or 20 credits

Capstone Requirement

Students fulfill the College of Saint Elizabeth capstone requirement by successfully completing Student Teaching, Student Teaching Seminar and Portfolio. These components plus the student's Education Philosophy are presented in both written and oral forms to the Education Faculty. Preparing for the capstone requirement is offered in ED 475 Student Teacher Seminar and Portfolio.