Program Overview

Prepare yourself to take on an imperative and increasing role of an educator with a specialization in special education. With our 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.

Our 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

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

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

    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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