Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell College is committed to serving a diverse student population of all ages. The College offers career-related programs that prepare its graduates to take advantage of opportunities in a complex society. The integration of the arts, humanities, and sciences with the deepest expression of the contemplative and creative spirit of men and women forms the basis of the educational philosophy of Caldwell College. The hallmark of a Caldwell College education is small classes, quality and professional relevance, and scheduling that accommodates working adults. Caldwell College enrolls approximately 600 graduate students.

The Location and Community
Wooded areas surround Caldwell College's campus, located in suburban Caldwell, New Jersey. Within walking distance is the town center, which has a variety of shops and restaurants. Area and regional attractions include theaters, museums, parks, ski resorts, malls, the Meadowlands Sports Complex, and the New Jersey shore and the cultural and other resources of New York City, only 20 miles away. Many corporate headquarters are easily accessible and provide a variety of internship possibilities. The College is near major highways and can be reached by public transportation.

Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Caldwell College offers master's degree programs (Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts) and postbaccalaureate and post-master's certificate programs in the areas of business, education, counseling psychology and pastoral ministry.

The 39-credit-hour M.B.A. degree program is offered either with as a generalist degree or with an optional concentration in accounting or in non-profit management. This program is designed to prepare students to meet the demands of the twenty-first century business world.

The M.A. in curriculum and instruction program comprises 36-39 credit hours. Students may elect to complete the educational requirements for a Supervisor's Certificate as part of this program. Students may also choose from two 39-credit-hour options : an educational technology specialization or a concentration in special education that leads to certification as a special education teacher.

The M.A. in Special Education is a 42-credit degree designed to lead to certification to teach students with disabilities and is offered in three tracks: one in learning disabilities, one in general teaching certification (for those not already generally certified), and one in applied behavior analysis, an educational intervention for autism. The general certification option requires an additional 12 hours for student teaching.

An M.A. in educational administration is offered for students who seek certification as school principals, administrators, supervisors, or business administrators. Students can pursue this 36-credit-hour degree program on campus in a traditional program or in the innovative and dynamic one-year Off-Campus Leadership Development (OCLD) fast-track program.

The M.A. is also offered in counseling psychology in a 48-credit degree program with specializations available in art therapy and in school counseling as well as general counseling. All programs are designed to help qualify the student for licensure as a professional counselor.

A 39-credit M.A. in applied behavior analysis (ABA) focuses on preparing graduates to work with clients with autism and related conditions. The coursdework meets educational requirements for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam.

The 33-credit-hour M.A. program in pastoral ministry, which prepares individuals to support the pastoral mission of the Roman Catholic or other churches, is offered in a nontraditional format. Classes meet on selected Saturdays to meet the personal and professional scheduling needs of the students.

Postbaccalaureate certificate programs are offered in the fields of education and psychology. The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program enables individuals who have bachelor's degrees to earn their elementary (K-8 or K-8 with P-3) teacher certification or K-12 subject-specific certification. The Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certification Program prepares current teachers to earn additional certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. The College also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) that focuses on the educational needs of people with autism-spectrum disorders and cognitive delays. This program is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®.

The College also offers four post-master's programs. The 24-credit-hour Art Therapy Specialization Program fulfills the educational requirement for registration as an art therapist. The Professional Counselor Licensing Program is intended for those who hold a master's degree in counseling or in a closely related field who wish to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. The School Counseling specialization is intended for those who hold a master's degree in education, psychology, or a related field. Students take the courses that they are lacking toward the requirements for the credential of New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor. The Supervisor's Certificate Program meets state of New Jersey certification requirements for the Supervisor's Certificate for educators and those in educational support services.

Facilities & Resources
Caldwell College's Jennings Library offers students approximately 145,000 volumes, over 6,000 bound periodicals, and more than 5,000 microfilm reels. It also provides access to more than 7,000 journal and newspaper titles in a variety of formats: electronic, paper, and microform. The audiovisual collection numbers over 3,500 items and contains video and audiotapes, compact discs, filmstrips, etc. There is full Internet access through various workstation clusters and remote access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online access to the collection is available through the Dynix Automated System (CALCAT), available on and off campus via the Internet. The collections are developed continuously to support the curricular needs of students and the faculty. As a member of the OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), the library provides access to more than 30 million titles in over 5,000 national and international libraries. A curriculum laboratory has texts for grades K-12, visual aids, and other resources.

Computer labs, which include up-to-date personal computers installed with current software and multimedia equipment, offer free scanning and laser printing. Other computer labs dedicated to specific areas of study include the Business, Psychology,Education and Writing Labs. All offices, classrooms, and labs are connected to the campus network and the Internet.

Through an almost $2-million federal government grant to establish the Center for Excellence in Teaching on campus, Caldwell College recently renovated its biology, physics, and chemistry laboratories with a top priority of focusing on the need to excel in the teaching of math and science. The College plans to serve as a regional hub to implement innovative teacher preparation programs with an emphasis on the effective use of technology in classrooms, the refinement of math and science training, special education teacher training, and the development of programs for disadvantaged students. The Center for Educational Technology, supported by Caldwell College and AT&T, offers local teachers a variety of services to assist them in implementing technology into the teaching and learning experience.

Expenses and Aid
For the academic year, graduate tuition is $862 per credit. For current fees for state education certifications, students should contact the College's Department of Education.

Financial Aid:
Financial aid is available to matriculated, full-time graduate students who are taking classes on campus in the forms of federal aid, tuition discounts, and a limited number of assistantships.

Housing/Living Expenses:
There is no on-campus housing for graduate students.

How to Apply / Application
Students should begin the application process by submitting the online application. Specific application requirements vary by program. Students should consult the College's Web site to determine the requirements for the program in which they are interested.

Who to Contact
Office of Graduate Studies
Caldwell College
9 Ryerson Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey 07006


Fax: 973-618-3640


The Faculty

• In addition to the core graduate faculty members-all of whom are full-time members of the Caldwell College faculty-the graduate faculty also includes talented and accomplished adjuncts who bring academic and professional experience into the classrooms.

• Ann Marie Callahan, Associate Professor of Business; M.S., Seton Hall; M.B.A., Saint Peter's; CPA.

• Walter Cmielewski, Associate Professor of Education; Ed.D. Seton Hall.

• John Fanning, Associate Professor of Education; Ed.D., Maryland.

• Lori Harris-Ransom, Professor of Business; M.A., J.D., Saint Louis.

• Marie Hudson, Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., New School.

• Joanne Jasmine, Assistant Professor of Education; Ed.D., Columbia.

• Lynne Kalustian, Full-time Lecturer in Education; Ed.D., Rutgers.

• Anatoly Kandel, Associate Professor of Business and Toohey Chair in Economics; Ph.D., Institute of World Economy (Moscow); Ph.D., Columbia.

• Thomas R. Keen, Professor of Business; M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson; Ph.D., Walden.

• John McIntyre, Professor of Education; Ed.D., Rutgers.

• Dorothy Mutch, Associate Professor of Education; Ed.D., Seton Hall.

• Alvin Neiman, Professor of Business; M.B.A., Seton Hall; CPA.

• Donald Noone, Associate Professor of Business; Ph.L. Fordham; Ph.D., Rutgers.

• Bernard C. O'Rourke, Associate Professor of Business; M.B.A., Fordham; J.D., King's Inns Law School (Dublin).

• Joseph Pedoto, Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Seton Hall.

• Marilyn Persico, Full-time Lecturer in Education; Ed.D., Columbia.

• Patrick Progar, Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

• Kenneth F. Reeve, Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.

• Sharon A. Reeve, Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center; BCBA.

• Edith Dunfee Ries, Associate Professor of Education; Ed.D., Rutgers.

• Anthony Romano, Assistant Professor of Business; M.B.A., Adelphi.

• Edward J. Schons, Professor of Business; M.B.A., Boston University; M.B.A., Rutgers; Ph.D., Rutgers.

• Stacey M. Solomon, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Virginia.

• Janice Stewart, Professor of Education; Ph.D., Illinois.

• Sr. Catherine Waters, O.P., Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Fordham; LPC.

• Marie Wilson, Associate Professor of Art Therapy; M.A., Norwich; ATR-BC, LPC.

• Rita Wolpert, Professor of Psychology; Ed.D., Columbia Teachers College.

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