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CSE: Right for Me, Jared Rumage '12

"I found CSE to be the perfect experience for me," says Jared. After graduating with a doctor of education in educational leadership, he received the position of Superintendent of Red Bank Public Schools. Rumage believes that his education at CSE enabled him to achieve this position. CSE allowed him to both refine and define his leadership style because of our knowledgeable professors and flexible schedules.

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 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 ESL

1. Flexible schedule and online delivery with three start points during the year
Can be completed within four semesters
CSE's Education Programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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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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Supervisor Certification

1. Prepares teachers to take on leadership roles in their districts
2. Meets requirements of the New Jersey State Department of Education for the supervisor certification
3. Three of four courses offered online
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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 – Pre-K to 12th Grade Track

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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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership – Higher Education Track

1. Available as part of the ED CHOICE program
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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

Faculty and Staff

Joseph Ciccone, Ed.D.

Director of Education Programs

(973) 290-4383

Santa Rita Hall 402

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(973) 290-4386

Santa Maria Hall 12A

Samantha Heimple

Director of Field Placement and Certification Officer

(973) 290-4377

Santa Maria Hall 13B

Patricia Heindel, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Professional Studies

(973) 290-4102

Santa Maria 42

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

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

Antonia Donofrio

Associate Director
Graduate and Continuing Studies

(973) 290-4191

Santa Rita Hall 208

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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