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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. 


The reading specialist online master's degree at Saint Joseph's University prepares educators to meet the literacy needs of children. This program offers initial Level 1 certification to candidates who do not have educational backgrounds, as well as those who already hold initial Level 1 certification.

Saint Joseph’s University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Specialist certificate 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.