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  • It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Esteves School of Education at Russell Sage College. 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 campus and the Troy campus.

    John J. Pelizza, Ph.D.

    The Esteves School of Education is diverse and encompasses programs at all levels. It offers a doctoral Educational Leadership program, which leads to an Ed.D., and the online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program, which leads to a certificate or master’s. The Professional Education Programs (PEP) include the undergraduate Childhood Education program on the Troy campus, the Physical Education program in Albany, and the Professional School Counseling program that leads to a Certificate of Advanced Study or master’s. Our PEP programs are all nationally accredited by NCATE.

    The remaining graduate education programs lead to master’s degrees in Literacy, Special Education, Childhood / Literacy Education, Literacy / Special Education, Childhood / Special Education, and School Health Education.

    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 are totally committed to our students and provide candidates with professional experiences and support that will prepare them in their chosen educational fields.

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