(610) 660-3400

(610) 660-3400


No App Fee* if Application File Completed Within 20 Days


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 a concentration plus four endorsements and certifications including providing 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


  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 with language-based learning disabilities. One of the only online programs trusted to teach the Wilson Reading System®.
  5. Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness of PK-12 Students Endorsement
    Further prepares 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.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

  • Behavior Analysis Certificate (Post-master's)

  • Special Education Certification

  • Wilson Reading System® Certification

  • Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness of PK-12 Students Endorsement


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

A Best Value College Forbes

No. 10 Best Regional University 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.

BCBA Examination Pass Rates

*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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V C S Logo. Verified Course Sequences. A B A I, Association for Behavior Analysis International.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has approved our ABA course sequence as meeting the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam