(610) 660-3400

(610) 660-3400


No App Fee* if Application File Completed Within 20 Days


Stand apart in secondary education with the online Master of Science in Education - Secondary Education or the Online Accelerated Teaching Certification (OATCERT). You’ll gain the credentialed skills to lead education at the middle and high school levels.

SJU Rankings

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

A Best in the Northeast The Princeton Review

Among America's Best Value Colleges Forbes Magazine

Offered completely online, the program is an efficient, cost-effective way to advance your classroom instruction, leadership skills, and career options. Graduates may also qualify for secondary education certification in Pennsylvania, a credential recognized by most states.

STEM Scholarships May Be Available
for eligible local students

Which Program Is Right for Me?

I want to become a teacher.
The online Accelerated Teaching Certification is designed for those with academic backgrounds in English, Math, Science or Citizenship and helps you enter the education field. It puts you 6 credit hours away from earning your master’s degree.


I’m a teacher, but want to advance.
The online MS in Secondary Education is designed for teachers not yet certified, can be completed in as little as two years, and helps working professionals further their career without disrupting it.


There is no entrance exam. There is reciprocity with most states in the U.S. for the master's degree. There is also an Accelerated Certificate program – only two additional courses for a master’s. The program is competitively priced and financial aid may be available to those who qualify.


Research has shown teachers with Master’s degrees have been found to be more effective and their students more successful than those with just a Bachelor’s degree.


Those who hold advanced credentials will be ready to take advantage of the bustling job market and quickly build the educational career of their dreams in any of the following areas:
Middle School Education
High School Education
Private Schools
Public Schools
Charter Schools
Gifted Resource Education
Math and Science Education
Humanities Education
Professional and Trade Schools
Alternative Education
Education Administration

Accreditation & Rankings

Our accreditation has been awarded by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Saint Joseph's University is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor society, the nation's only graduate interdisciplinary honor society.

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. To be eligible for the application fee waiver, you must complete your application file, including all supporting documentation outlined in the Admissions Checklists or requested by the University, within 20 days of your appointment with a Program Manager. Call 610.660.3400 for more information.


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