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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.

    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


    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.