College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Education

Welcome to the Department of Education

Welcome to Saint Joseph’s University. On behalf of the Education faculty, staff and students, I invite you to join our community of educational scholars and practitioners.

The Departments of Teacher Education, Special Education, and Educational Leadership offer a range of exciting programs for those who seek undergraduate or graduate degrees in Education. It is the goal of the faculty at Saint Joseph’s University to prepare exemplary teachers and educational leaders to be researchers, reflective practitioners, student advocates, and activists for change. We care deeply about our students and are committed to enhancing their professional growth and exceptional service.

We believe the educational experience at Saint Joseph’s sets our students apart. Beyond high quality academic and professional achievements and through individual mentoring and personalized attention, our goal is to develop individuals who aspire to be teacher leaders—individuals who have a moral sense and who strive to share their talents through service to the community.

Education majors can choose from among the following Level I certification programs: Pre K-4, middle school 4-8, secondary 7-12, and Art Education (K-12). For those interested in teaching at the middle and high school level, our students minor in Education and major in one of the following areas: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, French, German, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Mathematics, or History.

In addition, we offer dual certification in Pre K-4 and Special Education (K-8). The dual certification program integrates special and regular education into all core courses. Students need to meet qualification standards by the end of the sophomore year for acceptance. A five-year B.S./M.S. program with triple certification in Pre K-4, Special Education (K-8), and Reading Specialist (K-12) is available to students who maintain a high GPA.

Please explore the educational opportunities offered by these Departments whether you are planning for your undergraduate experience, returning for graduate coursework and advanced degrees, or pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.