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It’s becoming necessary in many industries to have a competitive advantage in the form of academic credentials. Whether it’s for career advancement or to retain a current position that’s becoming saturated with candidates, a graduate certificate can arm you with the skill sets needed to stay in demand. You can also continue with the coursework and complete your full graduate degree.

For more information on one of our online graduate certificate programs, click your area of interest below. Then be sure to fill out the form on the right to speak with a knowledgeable Admissions Representative.

Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of the core principles of Instructional Technology. At the completion of the certificate program (9 courses + internship), students are eligible to apply for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification. Students can receive their MS in Instructional Technology by completing just 1 additional elective course.

Online Accelerated Teacher Certification (OATCERT)

The OATCERT program from Saint Joseph's University is designed to aid working professionals in earning their initial secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certificate or a Master's degree in Secondary Education within one of the traditional content areas: Math, Science, English and Social Studies. OATCERT is designed for a high speed to completion requiring only 27 credits.

Special Education Certification

The program is designed for professional teachers who want to develop and refine their ability to meet the demands of students with special educational needs. The convenient online format of this certification program allows working professionals to increase their credentials while maintaining other important responsibilities.

Online Wilson Reading System® Certification

This online Wilson Reading System® Certification provides teachers with the skills needed to help students become fluent, independent readers, using multi-sensory, structured language programs and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully.

Post Master’s Certificate in Behavior Analysis

This program allows students the flexibility to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to focus on the management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved the Saint Joseph's University coursework in Behavior Analysis as meeting the coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination.

Post Master’s Certificate in Homeland Security

The Post Master's Certificate in Homeland Security offers you the opportunity to enhance your professional development in the criminal justice field or shift the focus of your career to national security issues. The certificate program offers immersion in the subject of homeland security at a graduate level without the time commitment or expense of a master's degree.

PA Hearing Impaired K-12 Certification

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted approval of Saint Joseph’s University’s Online PA Hearing Impaired K-12 Certification Program. This program prepares educators for certification and to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. The certification may be combined with a Master’s degree (for only 6 more credits) or completed as a stand-alone option. The Master’s level track can include additional credentialing with a PreK-8 or 7-12 Special Education Certification.

Candidates for the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Online Certification Program are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree and are expected to have basic Sign Language competency. Additionally, this program is intended for individuals who have earned at least initial certification (Level 1) or have equivalent education and experience working with deaf/hard of hearing students.

We are proud to offer competitive tuition and financial aid programs.