Early Childhood/Elementary Education Grades Pre K-4

Early Childhood/Elementary Education (Pre K-4)

Master of Science in Education or Certification only

The M.S. in Education with eligibility for Level I certification in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (PreK-4th) is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Education. The program requires 36 credits of coursework for the M.S. in Education and 39 credits for the eligibility for certification in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (PreK-4th), as well as the special one-credit field experiences associated with specific courses. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the appropriate Pennsylvania PRAXIS exam and apply for certification.

All of the candidates’ undergraduate coursework must be in conformity with the guidelines established for Saint Joseph’s teacher certification programs. Therefore, it is highly recommended that individuals who are interested in the graduate education program contact the graduate education advisor before applying to the program to review their undergraduate transcript and to determine if all required coursework has been completed. Formal acceptance into the graduate education program cannot be granted until all prerequisite coursework is successfully completed.

Candidates in a Post Baccalaureate or Post Master's program will need to speak to an graduate education advisor prior to applying.

To register to attend the Graduate Open House, visit www.sju.edu/gradvisit 

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Frank M. Bernt
Professor, Teacher Education
Chair, Teacher Education
231 Merion Hall