Master of Science in Education in Special Education
Saint Joseph’s University

Program Details

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.

The online MS in Education – Special Education from Saint Joseph's 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 tracks: Applied Behavior Analysis concentration, Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement, Social, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness 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.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Joseph’s University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires an internship experience.