Program Overview

Stand apart with an online master's in secondary education from Saint Joseph’s University. You’ll gain the credentialed skills to lead education at the middle and high school levels. The online MS in Education in Secondary Education from SJU is an efficient and cost-effective way to get the skills you need to accomplish your career goal in educating grades 7-12.

Throughout the country, tight state and local budgets are making the market for teaching jobs more competitive than ever before. This program is perfect for teachers looking to excel in their current position or who aspire to move into higher paying roles. If teaching is a calling for you, our program will give you the right tools and credentials to begin your teaching career.

All master’s level coursework is taught by Saint Joseph’s University faculty members who are accomplished educators with extensive academic credentials in addition to ample practical experience. Learning outcomes will include advanced knowledge of teaching modalities, how to measure student achievements, and foundations in theory and history.

Graduates will receive not only a cutting-edge master’s degree but also qualify to receive secondary education certification in Pennsylvania, which is recognized by most other states. As an added bonus, there is no entrance exam. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the content areas for which certification is endorsed: English, Mathematics, Science(Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics), and Citizenship. 2.8 GPA or above.

    School Overview

    Saint Joseph’s University is a comprehensive, internationally recognized university located on the edge of metropolitan Philadelphia, with students from across the country and around the world, both online and on campus. Saint Joseph's University is regionally accredited — the highest level of accreditation a traditional college or university can obtain — by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our national rankings and AACSB accreditation in the Haub School indicate the high quality of our undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs.

    For 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has helped men and women prepare for their professional lives by providing a rigorous Jesuit education that incorporates the Ignatian credo of cura personalis, or care of the entire person.  Guided by a faculty committed to both teaching and scholarship, a Saint Joseph’s education challenges and expands knowledge, deepens understanding, emphasizes critical thinking and communication, fosters the development of moral and spiritual character, and builds enduring pride.


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