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SEU alumna Elizabeth DeMichino-Acquadro

Program Offerings

Colleges of Distinction logoFor 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. SEU is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated quality assurance review in Fall 2023.

Call for Third-Party Comment

Submission Deadline: August 29, 2023

On September 26-28, Saint Elizabeth University will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of educator preparation provided by Saint Elizabeth University. All comments must be submitted by August 29, 2023 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment


New Jersey Department of Education

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

Joanne Hill-Powell, Ph.D.

Director of Applied Behavior Analysis
(973) 290-4389
Santa Maria Hall 22C

Keith Neigel, Ed.D.

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

Marshall Strax, Ed.D.

(973) 290-4367
Santa Maria Hall 13A

Alexa Torres

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