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SEU alumna Elizabeth DeMichino-Acquadro

Program Offerings

For over a century, Saint Elizabeth University 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.

Accreditation and Annual Reports

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation logoSaint Elizabeth University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2030. Accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs at Saint Elizabeth University

  • BA ED Early Childhood Concentration
  • BA ED Elementary Concentration
  • Minor in Secondary Education
  • Teacher of Student with Disabilities


  • Initial Teacher Certification - Elementary
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Leadership Supervisor Certification
  • MA in Educational Leadership Supervisor/Principal Certification


Faculty and Staff

Joseph Ciccone, Ed.D.

Half-Time Professor
Director of Educational Leadership Program
(973) 290-4383
Santa Maria Hall 22D

Karen Fasanella, Ed.D.

Program Chair
Associate Professor
(973) 290-4377
Santa Maria Hall 13B

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of M.A. in Education
(973) 290-4386
Santa Maria Hall 12A

Patricia Heindel, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Professional Studies
(973) 290-4102
Santa Rita Hall 404

Keith Neigel, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4397
Santa Maria Hall 22A

Marshall Strax, Ed.D.

(973) 290-4367
Santa Maria Hall 13A

Sharon Treiber

Academic Program Coordinator
(973) 290-4374
Santa Maria Hall 13A