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 reading specialist program at Saint Joseph's University prepares educators to meet the literacy needs of children. This program welcomes Level 1 certified teachers who wish to become reading specialists, teachers with education backgrounds without certification, as well as those who are neither teachers nor from an education background.

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