Esteves School of Education Student Accolades


Greg Pittz, Valedictorian

Greg Pittz

Mackenzie Akin, Salutatorian

Mackenzie Akin

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The mission of the Esteves School of Education at The Sage Colleges is to prepare highly effective educators, school counselors, and school leaders who believe in full inclusion, who value diversity, who are reflective, and who are knowledgeable about best practices.

We Take Education Personally

The Esteves School of Education at Sage deliberately maintains small classes to maximize class interaction and exchange with the faculty – talented educators who also practice what they teach. Working closely with peers and colleagues mimics and prepares students for the collaborative practice environment, while students gain clinically-rich field experience through service learning and field/clinical placements tailored to each student’s program and career goals.

We Are Serious About Research

At Sage, the focus is on practical and applied research – finding innovative ways to apply classroom knowledge and theory to everyday situations. Students have opportunities to conduct independent research or participate in faculty-sponsored research projects, and many present their work at the annual Sage Graduate Schools Research Symposium.

Student and faculty research is supported by the Sage Research Institute, which fosters collaboration across disciplines; provides inter-professional education, research, and practice opportunities; and serves as a resource for addressing critical issues in society.

We Know That Timing Is Everything

Sage’s graduate programs are designed with the scheduling needs of adults in mind, many of whom are balancing active careers and personal lives with academic pursuits. Sage offers classes during the day, in the evenings, on weekends, in one-day-a-week formats, in special institutes, and online.

  • The Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism M.S. and C.A.S. programs are entirely online.
  • The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is a 27-month program. Candidates meet exclusively on weekends and for two seminar weeks during the summer.


Applied Behavior Analysis  (ABA)

Educational Leadership (EDL)

Professional Education Programs (PEP)


Patrick Farley

Congratulations to Patrick Farley, a graduate of Sage’s Esteves School of Education. Patrick is one of five finalists for Florida’s Teacher of the Year award. Read More

National Accreditation Advantage

Sage’s Esteves School of Education has held continuous accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP) since October 2001. NCATE/CAEP accreditation means that graduates are recognized as having completed an Education program that meets the highest standards in the field. Sage graduates should note the NCATE/CAEP accreditation on their resumes and be prepared to talk about its significance.

  • Sage is one of only 45 colleges and universities in New York State to receive prestigious NCATE/CAEP accreditation. Across the nation, relatively few private colleges can claim this level of excellence in teach education programs.
  • The NCATE/CAEP accreditation process helped articulate what qualities a Sage educator, counselor, or leader possesses: belief in full inclusion, valuing diversity, reflection, and knowledge about best practices. NCATE/CAEP accreditation is a mark of assurance that teachers, counselors, and leaders educated at Sage are competent, caring, and highly qualified.
  • NCATE/CAEP accreditation means that Sage graduates are better prepared to help their students reach high standards.
  • Graduates of NCATE/CAEP accredited programs can more easily receive certification and teaching jobs in other states; NCATE/CAEP is recognized throughout the nation.


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Patrick Farley

Patrick Farley


Sage Esteves School of Education grad Patrick Farley is one of five finalists for Florida’s Teacher of the Year award.