Peter Sammartino School of Education
The Peter Sammartino School of Education prepares our students to be highly qualified effective teachers and educational leaders. We offer a wide variety of exceptional programs including an accelerated 5-Year QUEST program for undergraduates leading to a Master of Arts degree; a post-baccalaureate Master of Arts for Teachers for those who desire initial teaching certification; an Educational Leadership program for those who desire to work in administration; and many programs for certified teachers who wish to pursue professional opportunities in literacy, special education, ESL and instructional technology.
The School of Education is located on the Metro Campus in Teaneck, on the Florham Campus in Madison, and on selected community college campuses throughout the State of New Jersey. It is nationally accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) providing value and national recognition as a school of quality when our students pursue careers in teaching or administration.
Our faculty are caring and dedicated educators with terminal degrees from the finest of universities throughout the country. They are committed to their work in the field of education and create a caring and supportive environment for all our students. All our classes are small and our students receive constant personal attention and advisement throughout their studies.
The following New Jersey Department of Education certification programs in the Peter Sammartino School of Education are nationally accredited through CAEP (formerly Teacher Education Accreditation Council or TEAC) through April 2020.
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Elementary Education, Secondary Education, English as a Second Language
- Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)
- Educational Leadership Program
- Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant
- Literacy/Reading Specialist
The School of Education's Teacher Preparation Program and its Educational Leadership Program were granted full Accreditation (7 years) from CAEP (formerly Teacher Education Accreditation Council or TEAC) in April 2013.
For TEAC's Summary of the Case for each of these programs, please go to:
As per HEA institutional disclosure requirements, a copy of the HEOA-Title II reporting for Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Education's Traditional Teacher Preparation Program for 2014-2015 Academic Year can be found by clicking here.
Because New Jersey Department of Education requirements for certification can change, go to http://www.state.nj.us/education for current requirements for all certification programs. The School of Education is not responsible for changes in New Jersey licensure codes.
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