Welcome to the Esteves School of Education at The Sage Colleges. We were thrilled in 2012 to have received a major gift from Sage alumna Donna Robinson Esteves, RSC ’70, whose $10 million endowment has provided significant support to our education programs and outreach initiatives. We will ensure that her generosity and spirit are reflected in our continued pursuit of excellence in education.

Sage was the first college in New York’s capital region to earn prestigious national accreditation for its education programs. More than a decade later, we are still at the forefront of education with our high quality, clinically-rich degree and certificate programs for educators, clinicians and system leaders.

We ask our professional education candidates to consider two essential questions throughout their studies and field experiences: “Who am I in the lives of those with whom I work?” and “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 educational purpose of the Esteves School of Education, based on the motto of The Sage Colleges, “To Be, To Know, To Do,” is to prepare degree candidates:

  • TO BE well-grounded in knowledge about schools/communities, learners and learning
  • TO KNOW curricular content and models of instruction, including technology and its application
  • TO DO what is necessary to ensure the success of all learners—and to collaborate with families/community members in respectful, culturally responsive ways

Educating the educators who shape the lives of our next generations is a responsibility and privilege we take very seriously. We hope you will find much in these website pages that interest and inspire you, and that you will join us in this important challenge.

Lori V. Quigley, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, Esteves School of Education