Accelerated Certification in Teaching/ A.C.T. 1, A.C.T. 2, A.C.T.3
The College of Saint Elizabeth believes in a strong liberal arts background for teachers, and in a developmental approach to teacher preparation. Accordingly, the College offers an accelerated program of teacher preparation, A.C.T. 1, leading to certification as K-12 Secondary Teacher and K-6 Elementary Teacher for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree, but who have not yet pursued a program in teacher education.
Upon completion of A.C.T. 1, students may elect to continue with studies in Special Education or Early Childhood to obtain an M.A. in Education. The College offers a second program, A.C.T. 2, for certified teachers who wish to earn additional endorsement as Teacher of Students with Disabilities. A.C.T. 3, P-3 Early Childhood certification program, is offered as initial certification, as an additional endorsement for certified teachers, or as part of an M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood.