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Master of Science in Education in Special Education / Special Education Certification

Program Details

Prepare yourself to take on an imperative and increasing role of an educator with a specialization in special education. The online Special Education certification from Saint Joseph’s University will help you learn the best practices for teaching students with special needs, as well as put you on the path to directly helping and having a positive impact on students’ learning experiences.

Saint Joseph's online program was developed for professional teacher who want to refine and develop their ability to meet the needs of student who require special attention.

With the flexible online program, achieving your online Special Education certification has never been easier. You will learn from a distinguished faculty and work with peers to earn career-building credentials while maintaining your work/life balance.

Some learning outcomes of this program include:

  • Current issues in special education
  • Diagnostic assessment and how to monitor progress
  • How to help students with high and low incidence disabilities
  • How emotional/social and behavioral disorders affect student comprehension


This program requires an internship experience.

  • Must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education