Special Education Certification
Saint Joseph’s University

Program Details

Educators skilled in teaching students with a disability – be it physical, intellectual, emotional, or any combination are in high demand. Earn the online Special Education certification from Saint Joseph’s University to prepare yourself to take on this imperative role to learn the best practices of effectively teaching students with special needs and helping them learn successfully. 

Saint Joseph's online program was developed for professional teachers 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

The certification in Special Education can be earned independently or as part of a master's degree in special education.

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), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • This program requires an internship experience.