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Patricia Schall, Ph.D.
Teacher Education
Phone: (973) 290-4320
Office: Santa Maria Hall
2nd Floor - Room 22C

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

Teacher Education Accreditation Council


One Dupont Circle, Suite 320
Washington DC, 20036
Phone: (202) 466-7236


Kathleen Holly (pictured center) – Assistant Chief Prosecutor for Somerset County and CSE alumna – was a 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.

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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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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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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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


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 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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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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