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.
Therefore, we ask Sage educators, counselors, and leaders to consider two essential questions throughout their studies and field experiences: Who am I in the lives of those with whom I work? Who am I in the life of my educational community? We expect all Sage candidates to demonstrate leadership and create optimal educational outcomes for all learners.
The motto, “To Be, To Know, To Do,” informs the educational purpose of The Sage Colleges, where the common effort is to translate learning into action and application, within a framework that recognizes the obligation of educated persons to lead and serve their communities. In the School of Education, this motto is extended to form the basis for our programs.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Educational Leadership (EDL)
- Educational Leadership (Ed.D)
Professional Education Programs (PEP)
- Childhood Education (B.S.)
- Childhood/Literacy Education (M.S.)
- Childhood/Special Education (M.S.)
- Literacy Education Birth-Grade 6 or Grades 5-12 (M.S.Ed)
- Literacy/Special Education (M.S.)
- Physical Education (B.S.)
- Professional School Counseling (M.S.)
- Professional School Counseling [Certificate]
- School Health Education (M.S.)
- Special Education (M.S.Ed)
National Accreditation Advantage
Sage’s Esteves School of Education received accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in October 2001. NCATE 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 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 accreditation. Across the nation, relatively few private colleges can claim this level of excellence in teach education programs.
- The NCATE 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 accreditation is a mark of assurance that teachers, counselors, and leaders educated at Sage are competent, caring, and highly qualified.
- NCATE accreditation means that Sage graduates are better prepared to help their students reach high standards.
- Graduates of NCATE accredited programs can more easily receive certification and teaching jobs in other states; NCATE is recognized throughout the nation.