Overview A Unique Approach
The Executive M.A. and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education Leadership, Management and Policy, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is ideal for working professionals who wish to pursue the following three specialty areas: school principal and supervisor certifications, charter school leadership and special education leadership. This blended program is offered through a cost-effective and convenient program schedule providing weekend on-campus and online course offerings. This program provides a fast-track to the desired degree(s) and rewarding career opportunities in education leadership.
The Executive M.A. and Ed.S. Program allows students to earn a degree and certifications within a two-year, accelerated time frame. Classes are offered on select weekends as well as online. This structure enables busy educators the flexibility of engaging in an intensive, yet manageable, course of study while maintaining their personal and professional schedules. Outstanding Seton Hall professors and special visiting faculty practitioners, who are experts in their fields, co-teach in this program, which is nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Locations
- Newark Teachers Union
- Monmouth Ocean Education Services
- Camden County College
- Manville High School
- Warren County Community College
- Cumberland County Community College
- New Jersey Charter School Association
- Sussex County Community College
Who Should Apply?
This program is ideal for those individuals who possess a bachelor's and/or master's degree, and who aspire to pursue a course of study for eligibility as a school principal or supervisor. For specific admission requirements, click on admission [link to Executive M.A. and Ed.S. admission tab].
Offered via a convenient weekend and online balanced schedule, the Executive M.A. and Ed.S. is an accelerated, 39-credit program that meets the needs of aspiring educational leaders and can be accomplished in just two years. Students complete 18-credit hours through on-campus courses; 15 credits via online courses (one per semester); and six credits of administrative internship. On-campus classes meet only two weekends per semester (Fall, Spring and Summer) on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
Students are part of a cohort learning team, working cooperatively throughout the duration of the program. Cohort members represent a diverse blend of suburban, urban and rural districts. Students participate in a collaborative teaching and learning environment as they, individually and collectively, engage in education research and study. The curriculum reflects a powerful blend of theory and practical application.
The Executive M.A. and Ed.S. Program offers students a highly structured curricular and instructional design in the following areas of concentration:
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Graduates of the Executive M.A. and Ed.S. Program are working in key leadership positions as principals, assistant principals, directors and curriculum supervisors in school districts throughout the country.