Graduate Degree Programs: Health Studies and Education
The School of Health Studies and Education offers programs that prepare future educators and healthcare professionals to create positive change in their lives and communities. Whether you’re looking to gain a new certification, make a career change or advance to a position of leadership, our certificate and master’s degree programs help you achieve your goals.
Our Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) and Certification Program prepares transformational leaders across K-12, higher education, and social sector fields who are committed to equity-oriented change.
- K-12 Education
- Higher Education
- Social Sectors (e.g., leadership in healthcare, organization, criminal justice)
Pennsylvania Department of Education Approved Certifications:
- Curriculum Supervisor
- Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility (LOE) with or without Ed.D.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. program at Saint Joseph’s University will prepare you to work as a licensed counselor serving clients, including individuals and families, who struggle with addiction, relational difficulties, self-harm, thoughts of suicide and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. The 60-credit program includes 700 hours of supervised fieldwork and an optional built-in certificate in addiction counseling.
At Saint Joseph's University, elementary education is approached as a passionate career vocation. Aspiring elementary school teachers not only learn how to manage a classroom and effectively teach, but also how their roles as educators make a difference in their communities. Master's programs in education include:
- Early Childhood/Elementary Education PreK-4
- Elementary/Middle Years (4-8) with combination of content area specializations including social studies, science, mathematics, and English/literacy
- Secondary Education (7-12) with concentrations in:
- Sciences: General Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics
- Foreign Languages (K to 12): French, Latin, German, Spanish, Italian
- Citizenship Education
- Art Education (K-12)
- Computer Science *starting Fall 2020
A specialized master’s degree in art education can help you stand apart from other educators as you pursue opportunities to teach or assume educational leadership roles in middle schools and high schools anywhere in America.
The M.S. in Education prepares highly qualified educators to establish effective teaching and learning environments for children in their school and community.
The M.S. in Education with a major in Foreign Language Education (PK-12) at Saint Joseph's University is designed to build on the solid foundation of a student’s bachelor’s degree and competency in a foreign language.
Saint Joseph’s University offers the M.S. in Professional Education to meet the diverse continuing professional development needs of teachers and administrators. This degree program provides a flexible curriculum focused on meeting your goals for developing competencies in a variety of areas within the education field.
The reading specialist program at Saint Joseph's University prepares educators to meet the literacy needs of children. This program welcomes Level 1 certified teachers who wish to become reading specialists, teachers with education backgrounds without certification, as well as those who are neither teachers nor from an education background.
The Educational Leadership and Administration (EDLA) program at Saint Joseph’s University prepares aspiring school administrators, supervisors of curriculum and supervisors of special education to become transformative leaders in PK-12 settings.
Healthcare is one of the most rapidly growing and cost intensive fields in the United States. The health studies program at Saint Joseph's University prepares students for a wide range of health care positions in hospitals, health departments, health agencies, research facilities, schools and industry.
The health education profession is dedicated to excellence in the practice of promoting individual, family, organizational and community health.
A Master’s in Health Informatics addresses the intersection of healthcare and information technology. Through this program, you’ll develop the skills needed to analyze health data and improve patient care. Offered online or on-campus, the Health Informatics M.S. is just 33 credits, at $905 per credit.
The Organization Development and Leadership (ODL) M.S. from Saint Joseph’s University is designed for professionals who want to lead change and create company culture. Offered on campus or online with four concentration options including diversity, belonging and inclusion, this 24-month master's program is an affordable $905 per credit.
Today, almost every classroom includes a number of students with disabilities -- either physical, educational, emotional, or a combination of all three. Our innovative curriculum is designed to develop and refine competencies in professional educators in order to meet the demands of teaching students with special needs in a variety of school environments, public and private, urban and suburban.
You can also add a concentration, endorsement or certificate to your degree including:
- Autism spectrum disorder specialist endorsement
- Supervisor of special education curriculum
- Teaching deaf and hard of hearing (N-12) certification.
- Social, emotional and behavioral wellness endorsement
- Applied behavior analysis concentration
The Addiction Counseling Certificate program at Saint Joseph’s University will prepare you to work as a certified addiction counselor. This 12-credit, fully online program can be completed in as little as two semesters or combined with the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. If not taken as part of the M.S. program, a relevant graduate degree is a required prerequisite.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that impacts the way certain individuals perceive and socialize with others. Those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have difficulty communicating and interacting with others and exhibit limited or repetitive patterns that impact their ability to function at school, work or other areas of life.
Saint Joseph's University Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education PK-12 Certification program is designed to serve those interested in the education of the 40 to 50 percent of children impacted by hearing loss.
Saint Joseph’s University’s English as a second language (ESL) specialist program prepares individuals who possess Level I or Level II instructional certification to teach non-native speakers of English to be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
A Certificate in Health Informatics focuses on hands-on skills taught by industry leaders using and implementing advanced health information technology. Just 12 credits, this certificate can be completed in as little as 8-12 months.
Social and emotional (SEL) learning is the process by which children and adults acquire the skills necessary for managing emotions, showing empathy, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and setting and achieving positive goals. These skills must be practiced in social contexts, including classroom and school environments. This endorsement will prepare you to help students develop these skills.
The online Wilson Reading System® certification program at Saint Joseph's University provides teachers with the skills needed to help students become fluent, independent readers by using multi-sensory, structured language methods and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully. SJU’s online Wilson Reading System® (WRS) certification program covers the fundamentals of the WRS so educators can successfully implement this literacy development program in the classroom.