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Kerry Ferrara
(Executive Master of Arts/Education Specialist), Executive M.A./Ed.S

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

The M.A. program and the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program in Education Leadership, Management and Policy program are ideal for working professionals who wish to pursue the following specialty areas in educational administration: School Superintendent, School Principal, Supervisor, Director, Special Educational Leader, Charter School Leader, Bi-Lingual Education Leader, and Catholic School Leader.  This accelerated, 39-credit, blended program is offered through a cost-effective and convenient schedule providing weekend on-campus and online course offerings.

The Program

This program allows students to earn an M.A. or an Ed.S. degree (if student already possesses a master's degree) within a two-year, accelerated time frame. Classes are taught by outstanding Seton Hall professors and special visiting faculty practitioners, who are experts in their fields. This program meets all NJDOE requirements to apply for Principal, Supervisor, and School Administrator Certification, has state to state reciprocity, and is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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. The curriculum reflects a powerful blend of theory and practical application and courses are offered at a discount of 40% off the traditional graduate tuition.

Evening and Weekend Administrative Contact Number for more information: (862) 216-8592


Are You Ready to Lead?

Students share their experiences in Seton Hall’s nationally acclaimed Education Leadership graduate program.

Daria Pizzuto, M.A. '13, Ph.D. '18. Fulbright Research Scholar ‘17

"I was accepted to three other schools, but Seton Hall's authenticity struck me immediately. You are part of a community of learners – with the support of faculty and fellow students to guide you beyond your own expectations. It's not easy, but they make it manageable. It may take longer, but the return on professional development is greater. It's not a lonely journey at Seton Hall."

Daria Pizzuto, M.A. '13, Ph.D. '18. Fulbright Research Scholar '17


The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services 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.

Luke Stedrak
Luke J. Stedrak
Assistant Professor
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Elaine Walker
Professor and ELMP Chair
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Christopher Tienken
Christopher Tienken
Associate Professor
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Daniel Gutmore
Daniel Gutmore
Faculty Associate
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The College of Education and Human Services is dedicated to ensuring that its professional preparation programs are based on essential knowledge, evolving technology, research findings, and reflective practice. Each program is committed to developing collaborative relationships and cooperative efforts with schools, agencies, and institutions so that its efforts remain linked to the world of practice and research, and meet the needs of communities. The College is nationally accredited by three professional associations: APA, COAMFTE, and CAEP.

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Al Galloway, Ph.D.
Assistant Program Director
(973) 275-2417
James A. Corino, Ed.D., Director 
(973) 275-2356

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