Related Programs

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
    • Mathematics
    • Citizenship Education
    • English
    • Art Education (K-12)
    • Computer Science *starting Fall 2020

 

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.

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.