Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education At a Glance


Full-time: 1.5 years
Part-time: 2 to 2.5 years

Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer


On-Campus, Online Courses

Credits & Concentrations

Masters in Secondary Education: 36 credits

Secondary Certification Only: 30 credits

Masters in Elementary PK-4 Education: 42 credits

Elementary PK-4 Certification only: 42 credits

Masters in Elementary Education 4-8: 36 credits

Elementary Education 4-8 Certification Only: 30 credits


9 credits per semester


6 credits or less per semester

Tuition & Fees

$765/credit (2018-2019)

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.


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. For more information, please visit the Office of Adult Student Life.

Jobs in Teacher Education

Elementary Education PK-4, Elementary/Middle 4-8, Secondary 7-12 (Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, English, Math, Physics)

  • Parochial

  • Private

  • Public

  • Charter

Graduate assistantships


Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.

Support for Veteran Students

SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand the benefits available to you and will support you during your educational career at SJU.

Adult Student Life

SJU’s Office of Adult Student Life provides programming, advocacy and support services for graduate students. Find more information here.