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College of Human Development, Culture, and Media
Edmund Adjapony with students.
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Program at Seton Hall University is a unique and dynamic education preparation program that prepares educators who practice culturally relevant teaching and are committed to social justice. The Secondary Education Program offers an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares future educators to serve students of all backgrounds, with a particular focus on urban communities, through community and school partnerships. Our focus on justice is deeply intertwined with Seton Hall’s mission to prepare students to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society. In content-rich, research-based, and technology-infused courses, secondary education candidates engage in collaborative learning as they learn to translate theory to practice.

The Program
The B.S.E. in Secondary Education is a four-year undergraduate program with a minimum of 120 credits required for graduation. Candidates earn at minimum one instructional certificate (additional opportunities exist), and participate in extensive clinical experiences from sophomore to senior year.

The program is aligned with the following professional standards:

Hip Hop in Education


Professor Edmund Adjapong, Ph.D., pushes and transcends traditional teaching and learning by identifying strategies and perspectives that align with different elements of Hip Hop in his K-12 classes.

Claudia Valverde on the University Green with a Seton Hall flag and the University Center behind her.

“Once you are a part of the education program, you have a whole community of people rooting for you to succeed academically as well as professionally, from our dean to the professors to everyone in between.” 

Claudia ValverdeSecondary Education and Biology Major

What Great Minds Can Do
Conor Murtagh


Former Marine Conor Murtagh followed his calling to become a teacher and earned a Fulbright along the way.

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Former Marine Conor Murtagh followed his calling to become a teacher and earned a Fulbright along the way.

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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. 

Daniel Katz posing
Daniel Katz
Assistant Professor
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Edmund Adjapong in a gray suit sitting on stairs posing
Edmund Adjapong
Program Director
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As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.

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