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Interim Dean: Joseph Martinelli, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Brian Conners, Ph.D., BCBA
Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation: Amy Kline, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of College Engagement and Community Development: Omayra Arocho, Ph.D.
Director of Budget and Operations: Caroline Gartley
Director of Clinical Experience and Applied Research: Karen Grove
Education Leadership, Management and Policy: Randall Clemens, Ph.D., Chair
Educational Studies: Alisa Hindin, Ed.D.; Debra Zinicola, Ed.D., Co-Chairs
Professional Psychology and Family Therapy: Thomas Massarelli, Ph.D., Chair
For questions on HPER courses contact Daniel Katz at Daniel.Katz@shu.edu.
The College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Associate Director: TBD
Seton Hall University is proud to have one of the few undergraduate leadership programs in the country for students planning a career in education and human services. In addition to receiving a foundational understanding of leadership under the university’s umbrella Leadership Institute, students in the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall will receive leadership development specific to their profession and taught by leaders in their field.
In addition to the academic and experiential understanding of what it means to be a leader in education and human services, students in the program will also have access to information and a network specifically designed to give them a leg up on their counterparts as they embark on their new careers. Not only will they have a built-in network of senior and junior professionals to learn from and engage with, but they will have insight into which thought leaders, podcasts, and blogs will enhance their professional development in the field.
The mission of the College of Education and Human Services is to promote professional practice. We strive to do that by developing competent, socially conscious, reflective professionals. What does this mean for a candidate in the college? The faculty and the professionals we work with in the community are committed to:
An integral step toward achieving these goals is the alignment of our programs with national professional standards and those of the New Jersey State Department of Education. When a candidate graduates from the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University, he/she will be recognized for these qualities and future potential.
Undergraduate programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education. The college has been awarded CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) accreditation. In addition, the following programs are nationally recognized by their professional associations: elementary education, special education, English, mathematics, social studies and science.
The Bachelor of Science in Education is offered with major programs in elementary, and special education and secondary education content fields. Candidates complete a broad scope of liberal arts studies, a major in an academic field and a component of professional education courses with integrated internship experiences. After completing the appropriate course of study, candidates are eligible for the baccalaureate degree and for recommendation to the State of New Jersey for the appropriate teaching certificate. A passing score on the appropriate Praxis Examinations is also required for certification.
Although reciprocal certification agreements exist among many states, the agreements are subject to change. Candidates from states other than New Jersey are advised to consult with Joseph Martinelli, Ed.D., Seton Hall’s certification officer, and/or the appropriate state’s Department of Teacher Education for information about specific requirements.
All candidates, interested in education when they enter the University as first semester freshmen, are welcome to take the introductory courses in their area of interest (elementary/special education or secondary education): EDST 1001 Introduction to Teaching: The Profession or EDST 1501 Education in the United States: Past and Present.
In order to fully matriculate into the education major, candidates must:
All of the requirements of an education major apply to students in the 4+2 program in addition to the following requirements:
All of the requirements of an education major apply to students in the BSE/MA with ABA program in addition to the following requirements:
*The University reserves the right to make additional adjustments based on the requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education.
Undergraduate senior candidates who are matriculated in the College of Education and Human Services and others seeking New Jersey state certification must complete senior Clinical Practice. The culminating Clinical Practice is two semesters in length; the first semester is 2 full days and the next semester is full-time, meaning the candidate is in his or her school for the entire semester from the start of the school day until the end, as well as attending meetings and planning lessons with the cooperating teacher. Candidates must pass the Praxis II content exam associated with their major prior to the start of Clinical Practice. Both semesters of clinical practice include observation and evaluation by a University supervisor, and a nonrefundable placement fee is required prior to the start of the first Clinical Practice semester.
Applicants must secure an official application from the Office of Clinical Experience and Applied Research. The application procedure includes a comprehensive review of the candidate’s academic record and clinical experiences. Completed applications are due nine months prior to the first semester of Clinical Practice.
Before being placed in clinical practice, teacher candidates must have met the following criteria:
The culminating Clinical Practice experience is two semesters long or one full year with a tenured cooperating teacher who has been preapproved by the Office of Clinical Experience and Applied Research. The first semester consists of 2 full days in the classroom and the following semester is full-time, full-semester teaching. Clinical Practice requires a developmental sequence of in-depth observation, planning, and teaching of all subjects or class periods, parent-teacher meetings, professional development workshops, and other relevant school experiences.
Applicants are required to enroll in the Clinical Practice Seminar 6-credit course during the full-time teaching semester and EdTPA completion is a program requirement for Senior Seminar and a licensure requirement. Candidates are assessed on their full Clinical Practice year by a University supervisor, the cooperating teacher, and the Clinical Practice Seminar professor.
Transfer candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credits at Seton Hall University before they may apply for senior Clinical Practice.
Designed as a support system for the international candidate, the ESL Program offers classes at levels ranging from advanced beginner to pre-college. Small classes, created to meet the needs of individual candidates, are offered in communication skills such as listening, speaking and American culture, as well as in academic skills such as reading and writing. ESL courses and activities are planned to help candidates bridge the language and cultural gaps between their home countries and the United States, and between the ESL program and the University academic courses.
The abbreviations used to designate courses offered by the departments and special areas of undergraduate instruction within the College of Education and Human Services are as follows:
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