Related Programs

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 Autism Behavioral Studies program at Saint Joseph’s University has a strong focus in behavioral analysis, medical services, health policy, and more. Students interested in the study of autism also have the opportunity to become involved at the University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.