The College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University is committed to lifelong learning and professional development. We strive to provide alternate paths to careers in education by offering a variety of graduate programs in instructional design for teachers, educational media, and educational leadership to meet professional goals.
Through the Department of Graduate Studies and Special Programs, students who have completed a New Jersey state approved alternate route Provisional Teacher Training Program (PTTP) may acquire graduate credit for their alternate route experiences. Our program allows students who have completed the PTTP to acquire up to 15 graduate credits in the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University. These credits are offered at 50% of the current graduate tuition rate and there are no fees associated with them.
Students may acquire credits as they complete each phase of the PTTP. Seton Hall will accept proof of completion of the following experiences toward the awarding of 15 graduate credits:
- Phase IA/Phase IB (80 hrs) for
EDST 6407 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
- Phase II (60 hrs) for
EDST 6408 Child and Adolescent Development (3 credits)
- Phase III (60 hrs) for
EDST 6409 Life in the Classroom (3 credits)
- Teaching with mentor (1 year) for
EDST 6460 Contemporary Assessment Practice (3 credits)
EDST 6229 Clinical Practice Seminar (3 credits)
Who Should Apply?
Students who have completed a New Jersey state approved alternate route Provisional Teacher Training Program (PTTP) and are interested in pursuing a Master's degree should apply to this program.
Students may use up to 15 of the credits awarded for the Provisional Teacher Training Program (PTTP) toward a 36-credit Master of Arts in Education. Seton Hall's Master's programs reflect current good practice in education and are guided by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. The programs are constantly evolving as new ideas, pedagogies, and technologies develop and emerge. The following Master's programs are available:
- Instructional Design (15 credits from PTTP may be applied to this program)
- Instructional Design and Technology (12 credits from PTTP may be applied to this program)
- School Library Media Specialist (12 credits from PTTP may be applied to this program)
How Do I Apply?
Students may acquire up to 15 graduate credits in the College of Education and Human Services based on experiences in a New Jersey state approved alternate route provisional teacher training program and on the graduate program selected. For further information and/or to obtain forms, please call (973) 761-9393 or e-mail EdStudies@shu.edu.
- Complete a non-matriculated student form
- Complete an application to acquire graduate credit
- Submit copies of Regional Training Center Reports for each formative Evaluation (Phases I, II, and III) and the Summative Evaluation prepared by your principal. You do not need to submit all phases at once.
- Payment at 50% of the current graduate tuition rate by check, money order, Mastercard, or Amex must accompany application for credits. No fees will be charged.
- SHU will evaluate your materials.
- A grade of A or B will be placed on your SHU transcript for the related graduate credits. An A reflects an outstanding rating and a B reflects a satisfactory rating. No credits will be awarded for unsatisfactory grades. Courses will appear on your transcript for the semester in which SHU receives your paperwork and payment. The tuition rate for that semester will apply.
- Credits must be awarded within 3 years of completing the alternate route experience.
- Up to 15 awarded credits may be applied to a Master's degree at Seton Hall in Educational Studies.
Graduate credit must be awarded within 3 years of completing the alternate route experience.
When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?
Candidates are admitted to the program on an ongoing basis after careful screening and evaluating of application documents.
The following Master of Arts in Education programs are available for Alternate Route Teachers:
- Instructional Design — assists teachers and trainers to improve their professional performance as educators, instructional and curriculum designers, and to assume instructional leadership roles in their place of employment. Emphasizes a theoretical base for curriculum design and exposure to a broad array of the most current instructional methods and materials. (15 credits for the alternate route experiences may be applied to this program.)
- Instructional Design with Supervisor's Certificate — same as above with the inclusion of a supervisor's certificate. (9 credits from alternate route experiences may be applied to this program.)
- Instructional Design and Technology — assists teachers, technology coordinators, technology directors, and trainers in many settings to improve their professional performance and to assume leadership roles in areas related to the use of computer-based technologies integrated with instruction and curriculum. Includes a Seton Hall University certificate in Information Technologies. (12 credits from alternate route experiences may be applied.)
- School Library Media Specialist — prepares K-12 school library media specialists to be certified by the state of New Jersey. The program provides courses that fulfill the NJ State certification requirements with the technology orientation sought by many school districts today. We are the first NJ University approved by the state to offer a three-track program - one track for certified teachers, a second for students without teacher certification, and a third for professional librarians - that leads to full licensure as a school library media specialist. (12 credits from alternate route experiences may be applied to this program.)