Seton Hall University

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SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

M.A. in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy
South Orange, New Jersey

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is a private coeducational Catholic institution—the nation's oldest diocesan institution of higher education. One of the region's most prestigious academic institutions and a recognized leader in online education, the University enrolls about 10,000 students.

Seton Hall University and its associated online programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Distance Learning Program

SetonWorldWide, Seton Hall's online campus, provides learners with the opportunity to earn a Seton Hall University degree in an e-learning environment that allows the working professional to fit their education into their busy lifestyle.

Delivery Media

Learners access their online course rooms using an Internet connection—anytime, anywhere. This 24/7 access allows course study and interaction in a flexible user-friendly environment. The student-professor ratio is kept at 10:1 to ensure a timely response from the professor to each student.

Programs of Study

The M.A. in Education, Leadership, Management, and Policy (ELMP) program provides students with extensive knowledge of educational administration, including academic theories, skills, and techniques. This graduate degree concentration can lead to a supervisor certification with the New Jersey State Department of Education, and course work can be applied toward similar certification in other states. Students also train for the principal certification, which is built into this degree program.

The two-year program consists of eleven 3-credit courses and 6-credit principal internship for a total of 39 credits. All candidates take a comprehensive written examination at the end of the sixth semester.

The Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy holds two mandatory on-campus residency weekends. These weekend residencies usually begin in mid-July. Each weekend begins on Friday afternoon and runs through noon on Sunday. Residencies provide learning team members the opportunity to meet face-to-face, share experiences, continue discussions, provide feedback on program progress, and meet with instructors.

Special Programs

SetonWorldWide and Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services have teamed up to create an online supervisor's certificate program for teachers who have a master's degree but require additional credits to obtain the certificate. Successful completion of the 12-credit program enables students to be eligible for a supervisor of instruction position.

Student Services

Seton Hall provides online support and assistance throughout the program, and learners have access to Seton Hall University's extensive library resources.

Credit Options

Transfer credits are accepted on a selective, individual basis.

Faculty

All courses are taught by Seton Hall University faculty members with expertise in education, leadership, and management and policy as well as in online teaching and learning. There are 13 faculty members in the department.

Admission

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and at least a 3.0 GPA.

Tuition and Fees

The cost for the entire program is $21,000 and includes all fees and expenses, tuition, books and other materials, room and meals for the on-campus residencies, and graduation costs. Travel expenses to the residencies, the nonrefundable application fee, computer equipment, software, and Internet access are not included. Tuition for teachers in Catholic schools is $14,000, according to Seton Hall University policy.

Financial Aid

Most applicants who are American citizens are eligible for low-interest federal loans.

Applying

Interested students should apply online at http://www.setonworldwide.net, following the online instructions. A toll-free number and e-mail are available if questions arise. Applicants must submit the completed application, the nonrefundable $50 application fee, transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, a letter of intent that explains the reasons for applying to the program, a current resume, scores from the GRE or MAT, and three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references.

CONTACT

Mel Klein, Assistant Academic Director
Jubilee Hall, Room 357
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: 888-738-6699 Ext. 2469 (toll-free)
Fax: 973-761-9325
E-mail: [email protected]

Al Galloway, Program Director
Jubilee Hall, Room 357
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: 888-738-6699
Ext. 2469 (toll-free)
Fax: 973-761-9325
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.setonworldwide.net