Graduate Programs in Education

Welcome to Saint Joseph's University and to our vibrant community of educational scholars and practitioners. In cooperation with colleagues in other departments, local school districts, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we seek to prepare exemplary teachers and educational leaders to be researchers, reflective practitioners, student advocates, and activists for change. Whether you are returning to earn your Master's in Education, receiving teacher certification or principal certification, specializing in areas such as ESL, special educationand education administration, or pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational

Leadership, here you will find a program option tailored to your needs. Click on the links below for more information on the areas of concentration offered and to find out the Master's, Post Baccalaureate, and Post Master's options available within each concentration. Please register for one of our Graduate Studies Open Houses or Contact Us to learn more.


Graduate Programs On-Campus 

Art Education K-12
Master's | Certification Only

Early Childhood/Elementary Education (PreK-4th)
    Master's | Certification Only


Supervisor of Special Education Curriculum

Elementary/Middle Education (4th-8th)
    Master's | Certification Only

Foreign Language K-12
Master's | Certification Only

Reading Specialist

    Master's | Certification Only

Educational Leadership
    Master's | Curriculum Supervisor, Principal Certification, & Supervisor of Special Education Certification | Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility

 | Professional Education

School Nurse Certification

Secondary Education (7th-12th)
    Master's | Certification Only

Special Education
    Master's | Post-Master's


Doctoral Program 
Ed.D: The Interdisciplinary Doctorate of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL)  

Online Programs 

Instructional Technology Specialist - Master's and Certification Programs

M.S. in Educational Leadership
Secondary Education (7th-12th)
    Master's | Online Accelerated Teacher Certification (OATCERT)
M.S. in Educational Leadership with Public or Catholic School Focus
Special Education (PreK-8, 7-12)
    Master's | Certifications | Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist Endorsement
English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist
    Online Endorsement

Wilson Reading Certification

Continuing Professional Education and Development (Non-Degree) and Special Programs 
The Learning Institute Summer Reading Institute

Educational Leadership Institute