John Pelizza

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Esteves School of Education at The Sage Colleges. The Esteves School of Education is named in honor of alumna Donna Robinson Esteves, RSC ’70, who donated $10 million in the form of an endowment. The Esteves School of Education appreciates her generosity and will continue to graduate excellent professional educators. The Esteves School of Education is housed on both the Albany and Troy campuses.

The Esteves School of Education is diverse and encompasses multiple schools. Sage Graduate School houses a doctoral program, Educational Leadership, which leads to an Ed.D. It also houses the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) program, an online program that has national and international candidates and leads to a Certificate and/or M.S.  The Professional Education Programs (PEP) contains the undergraduate Childhood Education program, which is housed in Russell Sage College, and the Physical Education program, which is housed in Sage College of Albany. Also in PEP is the Professional School Counseling program that leads to a M.S. and/or CAS Certificate of Advanced Study. The remaining graduate education programs lead to Master’s Degrees in the following areas: Literacy, Childhood/Literacy, Literacy/Special Education, Special Education, Childhood/Special Education, and School Health Education. PEP programs are all nationally accredited by NCATE.

The Esteves School of Education continues to be a leader in the delivery of high quality educational programs at the local, state and national level. The faculty and staff recognize that each candidate who enters one of our programs of study is unique and has their own story. The faculty and staff strive to provide candidates with professional experiences and supports that will prepare them in their chosen educational fields of endeavor. To this end the Esteves School of Education faculty and staff are totally committed.

John J. Pelizza, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Associate Professor, Esteves School of Education