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Kerry Ferrara
Executive Master of Arts (M.A.) or Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

The Executive Master of Arts (M.A.) program and the Education Specialist (Ed. S.) program in Education Leadership, Management and Policy program are ideal for working professionals who wish to pursue the following specialty areas in educational administration: School Superintendent, School Principal, Supervisor, Director, Special Educational Leader, Charter School Leader, Bi-Lingual Education Leader, and Catholic School Leader.  This accelerated, 39-credit, blended/hybrid program is offered through a cost-effective and convenient schedule providing weekend on-campus and online course offerings.

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The Program

This program allows students to earn an M.A. or an Ed.S. degree (if student already possesses a master's degree) within a two-year, accelerated time frame. Classes are taught by outstanding Seton Hall professors and special visiting faculty practitioners, who are experts in their fields. This program meets all NJDOE requirements to apply for Principal, Supervisor, and School Administrator Certification, has state to state reciprocity, and is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The M.A. and Ed.S. students complete 18-credit hours through on-campus courses (one per semester); 15 credits via online courses; and six credits of administrative internship. On-campus classes meet only two weekends per semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) on Friday evenings, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday mornings. The curriculum reflects a powerful blend of theory and practical application and courses are offered at a discount of 40% off the traditional graduate tuition.

Evening and Weekend Administrative Contact Number for more information: (862) 216-8592


A Call to Education

Seton Hall's Education Leadership graduate programs offer educators a chance to to serve students on a higher level.

Tristan Cox, Ed.S. '16

"Many universities promote one-to-one attention. At Seton Hall, they really deliver it. Everything was planned out and customized to suit my busy professional lifestyle. The faculty went beyond the curriculum to provide my cohort with the knowledge needed to achieve the next level in our careers.

The program is a streamlined bridge to the Ed.D. program—and I'm motivated to continue!"

Tristan Cox, Ed.S. '16


The faculty in the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

Randall Clemens
Randall Clemens
Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
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David B Reid
K-12 Program Director
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Christopher Tienken
Christopher Tienken
Associate Professor
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Jennifer Timmer
Jennifer Timmer
Assistant Professor
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The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and CAEP.

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James A. Corino, Ed.D. 
Program Director 
(973) 275-2356

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