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Throughout the country, tight state and local budgets are making the market for teaching jobs more competitive than ever before. A specialized degree or certification can help you stand apart from other educators as you pursue opportunities to teach or develop new skills to encourage successful learning patterns in students. The online programs at Saint Joseph’s University are ideal for those who want to explore opportunities in leadership roles that advance the future of our children.

Discover competitive tuition, cutting-edge coursework, complete flexibility, and customization at a regionally accredited institution.

ONLINE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 

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BACHELOR'S PROGRAMS

BLS in General Studies - Autism Studies

Seamlessly finish your bachelor’s degree with your existing college credits. The real-world curriculum puts your new degree to work quickly and makes you a stand-out candidate.

The Autism Studies concentration of the BLS in General Studies focuses on knowledge and techniques to educate and assist individuals within the Autism Spectrum. The theoretical courses and field experiences are approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and prepares you for the BCaBA certification exam.

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) DEGREE PROGRAMS

MS in Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12 Certification

The MS in Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing PK-12 Certification degree prepares educators to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. Upon graduation, you will also have earned a Pennsylvania-issued PK-12 certification with reciprocity in many states.

Career Information: The average salary of a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in the United States is $54,155.

—SalaryExpert.com (2015)

MS in Education - Secondary Education

The online MS in Education - Secondary Education is an efficient, convenient, and cost effective way to get the skills and credentials you need to accomplish your career goal in educating grades 7-12. You will receive a cutting-edge master’s degree built on the latest theories and techniques for young adult education and be qualified to receive secondary education certification.

Career Information: Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $57,200.

— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015)

MS in Education - Special Education - 5+ tracks

The online MS in Education - Special Education is built on the foundation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) program, a successful research-based strategy for student achievement that has been implemented in school districts across the country.

Choose from multiple tracks:

  • MS in Education - Special Education (master's only)
  • MS in Education – Special Education + Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • MS in Education - Special Education + Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement
  • MS in Education - Special Education + Special Education Certification
  • MS in Education - Special Education + Wilson Reading System® Certification
  • MS in Education - Special Education + Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness of PK-12 Students
  • Ask a Program Manager about becoming certified in multiple areas

Career Information: Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, earning a median annual wage of $55,980.

— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015)

ENDORSEMENTS & CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

The endorsement is a post-master's program designed for educators. The curriculum consists of four courses that provide a thorough foundation in the principles, ethics, and methods of best practices in ASD education for individuals of all ages.

Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness of PK-12 Students

The purpose of this endorsement is to further prepare professional educators and others in related professional fields to build resiliency in students by facilitating social, emotional, and behavioral wellness in order to address non-academic barriers to learning. Field experiences are an expected component of the endorsement and may include a range of formal, required school and community activities.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, you can obtain an online post-master's Certificate in Behavior Analysis that is separate from the MS degree, and features:

 

ABAI-approved coursework
Prepares you to sit for the BCBA certification examination (Master's degree is required for this exam) Provides skills and certificate for career advancement

Online Accelerated Teaching Certification (OATCERT)

The 27-credit OATCERT program 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
  • Social Studies

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

This program prepares educators for certification and to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss. It may be combined with a master’s degree (for only 6 more credits) or completed as a stand-alone option. You are required to:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Have basic sign language competency
  • Be Level 1 certified (or have equivalent education/experience) to work with deaf/hard of hearing students

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. Benefit from:

  • A convenient online format
  • Flexibility to maintain work/life balance
  • Increase credentials while still working

Wilson Reading System® Certification

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

U.S. News & World Report Rankings
No. 12 Best Regional University in the North
Best Value School
Best Online Bachelor's Program
Best Online Graduate Education Program

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