Undergraduate Programs

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Early Childhood & Special Education (Dual) Major

Undergraduate

Majoring in early childhood education and special education at Saint Joseph's prepares graduates for all aspects of teaching students with special needs through a curriculum that emphasizes assessment, intervention, social and behavioral disabilities and inclusive environments.

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Special Education Minor

Undergraduate

The Saint Joseph's University's Department of Special Education's 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.

Graduate Masters Degrees

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Special Education (PK-8) or (7-12) - Education M.S.

Graduate

The M.S. in special education prepares highly qualified educators to establish effective teaching and learning environments for children with special needs in their school and community.

Individuals who hold Level I Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education and wish to obtain a certification to teach in special education classrooms and programs may choose between two-grade level certifications, PK-8 or 7-12, both of which prepare the candidate for Pennsylvania certification. Both classroom instruction and field placements offer our graduate students a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum addressing critical areas of special needs instruction.

In addition, the Department of Special Education offers certifications and endorsements for those looking for specific areas of focus. These can be taken with our without completing a Masters degree.

Masters Degrees

Special Education (PK-8) or (7-12) - Education M.S.

Certification Options

Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

Special Education Certification (PK-8) and (7-12)

Supervisor of Special Education Certification

Online Graduate Programs

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Special Education Online Degrees and Certifications

Graduate Online

The M.S. in special education prepares highly qualified educators to establish effective teaching and learning environments for children with special needs in their school and community.

Individuals who hold Level I Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education and wish to obtain a certification to teach in special education classrooms and programs may choose between two grade level certifications, PreK-8 or 7-12, both of which prepare the candidate for Pennsylvania certification. Both classroom instruction and field placements offer our graduate students a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum addressing critical areas of special needs instruction.

Online Masters Degrees

PK-8 or 7-12

PK-12 Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification

Online Certification Options

Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

PK-12 Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Certification (Pennsylvania Issued)

Special Education Certification (PreK-8) and (7-12)

Wilson Reading System® Certification