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

Secondary and Special 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 B.S.E. in Secondary Education is a four-year undergraduate program with a minimum of 120 credits required for graduation. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions in preparation for dual licensure in an instructional area and special education. Candidates earn two certifications: (a) an instructional certificate in their area of study and (b) a teacher of students with disabilities certificate. Candidates participate in extensive and diverse 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.

Conor Murtagh

"Every time I went to a school to do a teaching practicum, I met so many people — principals, superintendents and teachers — who all thought highly of Seton Hall because of its great reputation. All of them wanted to hire Seton Hall graduates." 

Conor Murtagh '17/M.A. '21
Lead Teacher, Success Academy Charter Schools

Faculty Listing

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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Lauren McFadden
Associate Professor of Elementary and Special Education
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Edmund Adjapong
Program Director
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