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Master's in Special Education – 100% Online

You can enable every student's full potential.


Empower your special education students with specialized teaching ability. The only program of its kind offered completely online, the online Master of Science in Education - Special Education from Saint Joseph’s University prepares you to effectively identify and help overcome learning disabilities for K-12 students. The program offers four concentrations and provides eligibility for special education certification in Pennsylvania, a credential that is recognized in most other states.

Ranked a Top Online Graduate Education Program by U.S. News & World Report

Multiple In-Demand Tracks Offered

  1. Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
    Prepares individuals to address the demands of challenging behaviors seen in Special Education settings. The courses are intended to prepare students for the BCBA certification exam.
  2. Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement
    Focuses on proper diagnosis and ongoing lesson delivery across the entire autism spectrum, with emphasis on skill development and behavioral modification.
  3. Special Education Certification
    Prepares you to help meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and other special needs.
  4. Wilson Reading System® Certification
    Teaches multi-sensory reading education for students in a variety of settings. One of the only online programs trusted to teach the Wilson Reading System®.

Other Standalone Certifications Offered:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

  • Autism Studies Certificate (Post-baccalaureate)

  • Behavior Analysis Certificate (Post-master's)

  • Special Education Certification

  • Wilson Reading System® Certification

SJU Rankings

Top Online Graduate Education Program U.S. News & World Report

A Best Value College Forbes

No. 11 College in the North U.S. News & World Report

No GRE/GMAT. Reciprocity with other state departments of education.

The program is competitively priced and financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

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The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) has approved our ABA course sequence as meeting the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam