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College of Human Development, Culture, and Media
Online MA in Education, Leadership, Management and Policy
Online Master of Arts (M.A.) or Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Badge for US News and World Report- Best Online Programs- Grad EducationSeton Hall University's Online M.A.E. / Ed.S. advanced degree programs in Education Leadership, Management and Policy (ELMP) is a nationally recognized, CAEP accredited, two-year graduate program geared toward working professionals interested in becoming educational administrators such as principals, department supervisors, and district administrators. 

Two one-day residencies are required (Orientation and Mid-Residency). This makes it easy for elementary, middle and high school teachers to join the program and earn a Master or Education Specialist degree in education leadership. Classes are taught by Seton Hall University faculty and experienced education practitioners who bring years of knowledge and expertise in educational administration.  

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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The Program

 The online M. A.E. or Ed. S. degree in ELMP consists of 13 courses and incorporates two on-campus weekend residency visits, which afford you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with professors and your peers in the program. Note: those who already hold an M.A. are eligible for the Ed. S. degree. Orientation provides an opportunity for students to visit the 160+ year old campus located in a New Jersey suburban setting outside of New York City. 

Utilizing state-of-the-art learning technologies in a highly interactive educational environment, our programs are built on current research, best practices within a comprehensive, rigorous curricula. All students graduate with the knowledge and skills to lead K-12 environments in a consistently changing global environment. 


A Call to Education

Seton Hall's Education Leadership graduate programs offer educators a chance to to serve students on a higher level.


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.

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Randall Clemens
Associate Professor and Department Chairperson
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David B Reid
Associate Professor, K-12 Program Director
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Christopher Tienken
Associate Professor
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Jennifer Timmer
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The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media embodies the University’s commitment to pedagogical innovation, intellectual ferment and community engagement. Uniting scholars and students from four dynamic academic departments, the College provides cutting-edge, transdisciplinary inquiry into the stickiest problems of our time.

Our collaborative ethos is the hallmark of a Seton Hall education: an interdisciplinary approach to learning that grounds students firmly in their chosen discipline while expanding their perspectives through collaboration — setting them apart in their ability to lead in a variety of fields and solve pressing problems in society.

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