"Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."
— Albert Einstein

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.

Bachelor's Degree Admissions

National Accreditation

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.

  • QUEST: Early Childhood (P-3), Elementary Education, Secondary Education, English as a Second Language, Dual Certificate with Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Early Childhood (P-3), Elementary Education, Secondary Education, English as a Second Language, Dual Certificate with Special Education
  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)
  • Educational Leadership Program
  • 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.

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Employment by Specialization Areas: Language Arts-Literacy, Science Grades 5-8
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Employment by Specialization Areas: Teacher of Mathematics, Physics
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Employment by Specialization Areas: Teacher of World Languages

TEAC/CAEP summary documents

CONTACT INFO

Cohen,Vicki

Dean
Department: University College
Email: vicki_cohen@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-2132
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Martone,Vincent

Assistant Director/Field Placement Records&Career Services
Department: Education
Email: vincent_martone@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-2085
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