Elementary Education/Middle School Education Grades 4-8

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION WITH ELIGIBILITY FOR LEVEL I CERTIFICATION IN ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION (4th grade-8th grade)

Master of Science in Teacher Education or Certification Only

The M.S. in Education with eligibility for Level I certification in Elementary/ Middle Education is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Education. The program requires 36 credits of coursework for both the M.S. and eligibility for certification as well as the special one-credit field experiences associated with specific courses. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the appropriate Pennsylvania PRAXIS exam and apply for certification.

Concentration requirements:

  • Option 1: 30 hours in one area and 12 in each of the others
  • Option 2: 21 hours in two areas and 12 in each of the others

The following concentrations are offered: Literacy, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies. Students enrolled in this program will be certified in Elementary/Middle Education (4th grade- 8th grade).

All of the candidates’ undergraduate coursework must be in conformity with the guidelines established for Saint Joseph’s teacher certification programs. Therefore, it is highly recommended that individuals who are interested in the graduate education program contact the graduate education advisor before applying to the program to review their undergraduate transcript and to determine if all required coursework has been completed. Formal acceptance into the graduate education program cannot be granted until all prerequisite coursework is successfully completed.

Candidates in a Post Baccalaureate or Post Master's program will need to speak to an advisor prior to applying.

To register to attend the Graduate Open House, visit www.sju.edu/higherknowledge.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Frank M. Bernt
Professor, Teacher Education
Chair, Teacher Education
231 Merion Hall 
fbernt@sju.edu
610-660-1274