How will Saint Joseph's University Prepare you for your Career
At Saint Joseph's University, opportunities abound to help prepare you for a career serving your community, whether your goal is to obtain a graduate degree or land your first job. The childhood studies program includes several courses with fieldwork in the Philadelphia area and a capstone internship that aligns with your career goals. You will have opportunities to gain hands-on experience in your capstone internship at community schools, child care and healthcare settings throughout Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a rich network for education and healthcare, presenting numerous opportunities to childhood studies students.
Continue Your Education
Each student has a unique path, whether it's taking them to graduate school or a medical program or their first job in their chosen field. Saint Joseph's offers a variety of graduate options to help undergraduates further develop their skills and advance their careers. Students have many options:
- 4 + 1 Education M.S. program leading to Instructional 1 certification for teaching in PK-4, 4-8, or 7-12 classrooms; art education PK-12; and foreign language PK-12
- 4 + 1 Education M.S. program to obtain Instructional 1 certification as Reading Specialist PK-12
- M.S. in Professional Education program, with no certification