BestColleges.com has ranked Seton Hall's online Master's in School Counseling and online Master's in Education Leadership, Management and Policy among the best in the nation for the third consecutive year. With over 170 programs available online, a place on this ranking demonstrates that the university provides a flexible, quality online program that is affordable among many of the most recognized institutions in the country.
Both programs are offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services (APA, COAMFTE, and NCATE accredited) which prepares competent, socially conscious and reflective educators and counselors for work in ethnically, geographically and socially diverse settings.
Employing "a three-pronged measure of a school's academic quality, affordability & student experience," BestColleges.com uses "compiled information collected from IPEDS and the College Navigator, both of which are hosted on the National Center for Education Statistics platform" to configure its rankings. Minimum requirements dictate that each school must be an accredited public or private, not-for-profit institution and have submitted an annual report to the National Center for Educational Statistics.
• Academic quality – 50% of total score
• Affordability – 25% of total score
• Online programming – 25% of total score
Seton Hall University's Online M.A. in Education Leadership, Management and Policy is a nationally recognized, NCATE accredited, two-year graduate program geared toward working professionals interested in becoming educational administrators such as principals or department supervisors. It consists of 13 courses and incorporates two on-campus weekend residency visits, affording students the opportunity to meet face-to-face with professors and peers in the program. Utilizing state-of-the-art learning technologies in a richly interactive educational environment, the program is built on practical, rigorous curricula and the highest ethical standards.
The online M.A. in School Counseling is a 48-credit program consisting of foundation, counseling and clinical courses culminating in a school counselor internship and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, meeting its credentialing requirements. Students learn how to empower children, adolescents and their families to overcome educational difficulties through a multidisciplinary team intervention approach, and provide crisis intervention, disaster response and coping strategies to students and families in the school community.