Program Overview

When you pursue your online master's in special education from Saint Joseph's University, you are fortifying your marketability in today’s teaching field. Students with disabilities and learning impairments are routinely integrated into mainstream classrooms. It’s becoming necessary for teachers to have additional skills to meet these students’ educational, social, emotional, and vocational needs. SJU empowers teachers with a research-based curriculum built on the foundation of Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII).

The online MS in Education – Special Education from SJU has multiple customizable options that empower you to have a transformative impact on students with special needs while advancing your career. Choose to receive your master's by itself, or add-on one or more of these career-enriching certifications: Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement, Special Education certification and Wilson Reading System® certification.

The curriculum’s combination of advanced training and professional certification makes the online master’s in special education from Saint Joseph’s University a career-building advantage with a caring focus on developing students with expert practitioner skills. Classes are taught by faculty members with extensive academic credentials and experience teaching students with special needs meet their learning potential.

*Note: Students choosing the Wilson Reading System track will be required to pay a $300 Wilson Education fee per course, in addition to the credit hour tuition.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
    • Official transcripts
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement

    Students applying for supervisory or principal certification should be aware of the specific application requirements for these programs stated in the Educational Leadership Program section.

    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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