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Creating Impact,
Finding Success

Join our community of changemakers and start your journey as a leader in education, behavioral health and social services.

Shape Future Generations

We believe that the work of education and behavioral health professionals is essential to individual and community advancement. Careers in these sectors are more than jobs — they are driven by passion and purpose. The School of Education and Human Development challenges students to embrace the Jesuit concept of cura personalis — care for the whole person — in their professions in the way that they serve students, patients, clients and communities.

Find Your Program

Our School offers undergraduate majors and minors, doctoral and graduate degrees, and certificate and endorsement programs that prepare you to become skilled educators and behavioral and mental health professionals who are ready to create positive change. Find the program or program combinations that match your goals below.


Whether you're looking to make a career change or advance to a leadership position, our master's degree programs and EdD program will help you achieve your goals.

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We offer professional certificates and Pennsylvania State Certifications for those who seek to become state-certified educators or practitioners. Many of our students use these programs to enter one of our degree-seeking graduate programs.

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Program Spotlight

Special Education MS

Saint Joseph’s University's innovative Master of Science in Special Education curriculum is designed to develop and refine competencies in professional educators. The program meets the demands of teaching students with special needs in a variety of school environments: public, private, urban and suburban.

Taught by faculty with a variety of special education expertise, students will take part in online coursework and field experiences that offer a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum addressing critical areas of special needs instruction.


Of undergraduate students from the Class of 2022 were employed, in graduate school or committed to a service program within six months of graduation.


Average base salary for graduates of our programs.


Public, private, parochial and charter schools in the region have an ongoing Saint Joseph's presence — from student teachers to ACESJU educators.


Years of serving the autism community through the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.


Featured Events

Paramount to our identity is hands-on learning. Fieldwork and clinical experiences are essential for the development of empathetic professionals in education and behavioral health."

Joshua Power '05, '16 (EdD)

Dean, School of Education and Human Development

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Certifications & Licensure

Commitment to Professional Excellence

We're committed to exceeding professional standards. Our programs offer required training for students seeking state certifications and licensure in education and counseling, preparing them to become exemplary professionals and practitioners in their fields.

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Ashley Damaia

I'm really passionate about second language acquisition and a lot of the courses I've taken at St. Joe's have prepared me to teach children English.

Ashley Damaia
Ashley Damaia, ’23

Meddeas Language Assistant Program

Katie Mayock ’22

It has always been a goal of mine to be fluent in Spanish and my Saint Joseph's education has advanced me towards that goal and also connected me with outside opportunities to achieve that goal.

Katie Mayock ’22
Katie Mayock, ’22

English Language Assistant

Adrianna DiVentura

Going abroad to teach English in a Spanish-speaking country has been a dream of mine forever. Thanks to Fulbright, my dream is now becoming a reality.

Adrianna DiVentura
Adrianna DiVentura, ’22

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)


Saint Joseph’s University Launches Substance-Use-Prevention Program for Delaware County Middle and High Schools

Funded through a $500,000 grant from Delaware County’s opioid settlement fund, Prevention Academy will support school communities in building a culture and climate of prevention.

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