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Seton Hall University College of Education and Human Services Graduate Studies

CEAS Program Guide 2013-2014

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing The Certificate of Eligibility with Advance Standing (CEAS) program is an intensive 18 credit online program intended for professionals seeking teacher certification. The purpose of the certificate is to provide skills and competencies needed to fulfill certification requirements. It is designed to prepare teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to meet the changing landscape of today’s classrooms. It is a year in length and includes a Clinical Practice and Seminar experience. Students who successfully complete this program will be qualified for an Advanced Certificate of Eligibility for the New Jersey Instructional License as an elementary or secondary teacher. The CEAS program is guided by state and national standards. The Application Process All students seeking admission to the programs offered through GSSP – Master’s programs as well as certification programs - are required to submit the following materials before they will be considered for admission to the desired program(s):

 Application  $50 application fee, payable to Seton Hall University  Official transcripts confirming the completion of an undergraduate degree and graduate degree, if applicable, in an appropriate field from an accredited college or university

 Two letters of reference from professional and/or academic contacts attesting to the applicant's academic abilities and personal    

qualifications Two page, double-spaced, typed statement of applicant's goals Resume Interview with an admissions advisor Applicable subject matter prerequisites

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) In addition to the general application requirements listed above, students seeking teacher certification must also meet the following admission requirements: Coursework Prerequisites  Elementary teacher candidates must have 60 credits of approved liberal arts coursework.  Middle school teacher candidates must have 60 credits of approved liberal arts coursework and approximately 15 credits in the content area they would like to teach (Social Studies, Math, English, Science).  Secondary teacher candidates must have approximately 30 credits of approved coursework in the content area they would like to teach. Praxis II Exam Passing scores on the Praxis II exam(s) are required for the grade level and/or subject area that candidates are eligible to teach. An advisor will be happy to address this requirement based on individual circumstances and interests. Grade Point Average Requirement An official transcript confirming the completion of an undergraduate degree in an appropriate field from an accredited college or university must reflect a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Candidates who do not meet the GPA requirement may partake in a special program offered by Seton Hall University to make up for an unsatisfactory GPA. Teacher candidates seeking certification whose undergraduate GPA was below a 2.75 must complete 12 graduate credits with a 3.0 GPA before they may begin the CEAS coursework. These credits may be completed at SHU or another accredited college or university. Please keep in mind, however, that SHU will only accept 6 approved credits in transfer from another institution. An admissions advisor will be happy to discuss the best course of action for your needs. If you choose to complete any of the 12 credits at SHU or you plan to transfer any credits from another institution towards your MA, you will exceed the maximum credit load allowed for non-matriculated students during your certification coursework. Upon reaching this maximum, you must submit satisfactory scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last 5 years. SHU will consider scores in the ranges listed on page 1. Please note, students who enter the CEAS program with a satisfactory GPA are not required to take the MAT or GRE. However, there are two issues that GSSP would like to call to your attention: Upon the successful completion of the 18-credit CEAS program, candidates will receive their teaching certificate. Since the program results in a certificate and not another degree, it is considered a non-matriculated program. Please be aware that if you plan to apply for financial aid, you will not be eligible for a federal loan. There are several options available for students in a non-degree program that one of the SHU financial aid advisors will be happy to discuss with you. Students seeking teaching certification may apply the 18 credits from the CEAS program to one of the master’s degree offered through Graduate Studies. You may complete your coursework for the 36-credit Master’s degree by taking another 6 courses, as selected with your advisor. Before you may register for any Master’s courses, you must submit satisfactory scores on the MAT or the GRE taken within the last 5 years. The Program—18 Credits The CEAS program must be completed according to the sequence outlined in the milestone schedule you have received. CEAS candidates may begin their coursework in the Fall or Spring semesters, provided all entry requirements have been met. The courses required for the CEAS program are: EDST 6421 Child and Adolescent Development & Diversity (3 credits) EDST 6422 Classroom curriculum, Planning & Organization (3 credits) EDST 6425 Assessment of Student Learning (3 credits) EDST 6426 Clinical Practice & Seminar (3 credits) Select two 3-credit courses below based on your specialization: EDST 6411 Elementary Math & Science Methods: (K-5 Teacher, K-12 Science, K-12 Mathematics) EDST 6412 Secondary Math & Science Methods: (K-12 Science, K-12 Mathematics) EDST 6423 Elementary Literacy & Social Studies Methods: (K-5 Teacher, K-12 English, K-12 Social Studies) EDST 6424 Secondary Literacy & Social Studies Methods: (K-12 English, K-12 Social Studies) CEAS Observation You will be required to participate in one-week of mandatory observation in a school setting during prior to beginning your CEAS Clinical Practice (EDST 6426). Please contact Dr. Martinelli ( or Diana Minakakis ( for more information regarding this required observation.

CLINICAL PRACTICE Student Teaching The final component of your CEAS coursework is a complete a full-time clinical practice under the guidance of a cooperating teacher in the classroom. You will work with our Office of Field Placement & Supervision, or the Field Office, directed by Field Office Director Angela Brisini, to secure a placement in a desired school district. The placement process requires your careful attention to ensure that all materials are in order and that deadlines are met. In addition to your completed application packet for the graduate program, you must submit a student teaching application to secure a placement. Please read the instructions for completing this form carefully. You must indicate the content area and grade level you intend to teach. The process for securing your student teaching placement includes the following: Complete application for clinical practice. Attach 4 copies of your resume. Attach your passing Praxis II score(s). Submit a $100.00 check payable to Seton Hall University the receipt for your $100.00 placement fee to your student teaching application. Approximately one month prior to your student teaching starting date you must have a Mantoux test administered by you physician. A negative reading must be submitted to the Field Office before you will be permitted to begin student teaching. The placement process will be handled by the Field Office located in Jubilee Hall, Room 435. Please direct questions regarding your student teaching to Field Office Director, Angela Brisini or administrative assistant, Barbara Cooley: Angela Brisini, Field Office Director Jubilee Hall, Room 435 973-275-2010

Barbara Cooley Jubilee Hall, Room 435 973-761-9347

Fall CEAS starters will student teach in January. All materials are due by September 1. January CEAS starters will student teach in September. All materials are due by May 1. You will not be permitted to complete your student teaching without submitting all required documents:     

Completed application for the graduate program Completed application for student teaching Passing scores on the Praxis II Exam(s) Completed coursework in all CEAS courses A negative reading on the Mantoux test, read one month prior to your student teaching starting date.

CEAS CONTACTS & QUICK FACTS HOW TO USE BLACKBOARD Blackboard is the online platform that the CEAS Program uses for course delivery. If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard, please take a few moments and review its functions by visiting the link listed below.

PIRATE NET PirateNet is the University's portal environment, providing access to various online services, and both instructional and administrative systems.

BURSARS OFFICE The Office of the Bursar is primarily responsible for the preparation of student bills, and the processing of student payments.





CEAS Program Guide 2012-2013  

Program Guide for Seton Hall University's CEAS Graduate Certificate Program