Where Leaders Learn that Teaching and Service Are More Than a Career

“A teacher changed the course of my life.”

You’ve heard it said dozens of times. At Seton Hall, we develop competent, socially conscious, reflective educational leaders who are dedicated to the well-being and learning of all their students. In the College of Education and Human Services, teaching is not only a career, it is also a calling to serve. Teachers, in small and big ways, nurture the potential in their students, opening doors and making a difference in lives. 

Whether you want to teach children in elementary, middle or high school, or children with special needs, the hallmark of Seton Hall’s education program is our commitment to helping you succeed. Seton Hall students have more hours of field placement than almost any other school. Beginning in sophomore year, our students have extensive experiences in a broad range of schools and classrooms and by the time they graduate, they have completed between 690 and 800 hours of experience, depending upon their program. When our students lead their own classrooms, they’re well prepared and self-confident. They are highly sought-after because of their extensive classroom knowledge and experience. 

In addition, Seton Hall is one of the only schools that offers a six-year joint B.S.E./M.A. Speech-Language Pathology program. This program combines an undergraduate program in teaching with guaranteed admission to a master’s program in speech-language pathology. Graduates of the dual-degree are certified to teach as well as work as a speech language pathologist. The extensive undergraduate and graduate experiences in classrooms, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and private practice make graduates of this program unique in the job market. 

The College of Education and Human Services is nationally accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), one of the most rigorous accrediting bodies. This means our programs meet national standards for teacher preparation and allow our graduates to succeed in New Jersey and across the nation. Seton Hall education programs have a stellar reputation and many of our graduates serve in leadership positions as principals, superintendents and on education commissions. 

Life as a student in the College of Education and Human Services means belonging to a community with caring faculty, all dedicated to a common goal of serving others and helping you be a successful educator.


"My time at Seton Hall has opened my eyes to different perspectives and new experiences. These experiences have helped me become the type of teacher I aspired to be, including my many field placements in different school settings, my work tutoring and mentoring underprivileged elementary students, my starting a chapter of Students for Educa- tion Reform on campus and my work with Dr. Hindin on creating a literacy program that I hope to implement in a local school next semester. Seton Hall has been so supportive and has become my home.”

Kailin Butler
Education with Speech Language Pathology major (6-year B.S.E./M.S. dual-degree)
New Orleans, Louisiana
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