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M.S. in Education with Level I Certification

The M.S. in Education leading to Level I certification is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Education. Candidates’ undergraduate coursework must be in conformity with the guidelines established for Saint Joseph’s certification programs. Students lacking adequate preparation will be required to take prerequisite coursework in appropriate disciplines.

The M.S. degree requires 36 credits of coursework and the special one-credit field labs associated with specific courses for all students accepted by Saint Joseph’s University before August 15, 2011.

Students enrolled in this program may be certified to teach the following areas and grade levels:

Elementary Education (K to 6)

Secondary Education (7 to 12)

Sciences: General Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Foreign Languages (K to 12): French, Latin, German, Spanish, Italian


Citizenship Education


Art Education

For those students accepted after August 15, 2011, the M.S. degree in early childhood/elementary (PreK-4) requires 36 credits and 39 credits for certification. The M.S. degree in Elementary/Middle (4-8) requires 36 credits.