Elementary Education M.S. (PK-4, Middle School 4-8, Secondary 7-12)
Elementary, middle, and secondary education teachers must be able to meet the wide-ranging needs and learning levels of a diverse student population and have a firm comprehension of the varied subjects they teach. Assuring that graduates acquire this breadth of knowledge and practical experience is a principal characteristic of Saint Joseph’s education programs.
Saint Joseph’s has a rich and proud history of preparing highly qualified teachers in the Jesuit tradition. Graduates are prepared to be reflective, principled educators who are deeply committed to furthering student achievement as well as teacher performance. This tradition reinforces ethical and moral leadership and teaching methods centered on value-based principles and advocates for social justice in education for underrepresented communities and students.
We offer a wide range of master's-level programs leading to initial instructional certification (Level I). Depending on focus, these master’s degree concentrations are designed for those who wish to build and strengthen their content area knowledge, instructional skills and understanding of students with language and learning differences. These programs are designed for candidates who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than education. Students wishing to enroll in these programs who do not have the appropriate concentration coursework may be required to take pre-requisite course work.
Programs offered include:
- M.S. Education: Early Childhood/Elementary Education PreK-4
- M.S. Education: Elementary/Middle Years (4-8) with combination of content area specializations including social studies, science, mathematics, and English/literacy
- M.S. Education: 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)
Specialized concentrations in reading specialist, English as a second language and special education (PreK-8, 7-12) may also be added as part of a master’s degree or post-master’s program. Please see the graduate teacher education programs leading to certification for more information.
One of the distinct advantages of Saint Joseph’s teacher education graduate programs is the choice and flexibility they offer to students wishing to pursue multiple areas of interest and add-on certificate options on the post master’s level.
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At a Glance
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Start Terms||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Format||On campus, Online|
|Credits & Concentrations||
Master's in Secondary Education: 36 credits
Secondary Certification Only: 30 credits
Master's in Elementary PK-4 Education: 42 credits
Elementary PK-4 Certification only: 42 credits
Master's in Elementary Education 4-8: 36 credits
Elementary Education 4-8 Certification Only: 30 credits
|Tuition & Fees||
$100 fee/semester (2019-2020)
|Average Class Size||
20 students or less
|Average Work Experience||The average student in the program is changing careers and has a strong desire to enter the teaching field.|
Elementary Education PK-4, Elementary/Middle 4-8, Secondary 7-12 (Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, English, Math, Physics)
|Graduate Housing||While most of our graduate students commute, there are resources available for those interested in living on-campus, or in near-by off-campus housing.|
|Graduate Assistantships||Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.|
|Support for Student Veterans||SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Servicecan help you access and understand the benefits available to you and will support you during your educational career at SJU.|