Secondary Education Program 7-12

Master of Science in Education or Certification in Secondary Education 7-12

The M.S. in Education with eligibility for Level I certification in Secondary Education is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline matching one of the below areas. For program requirements, click on an area to download a corresponding advising form.

General Science (7-12) Art Education (K-12)
Chemistry (7-12) Foreign Language Education K-12
Biology (7-12)
Physics (7-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
English (7-12)  

The program requires 36 credits of coursework as well as three special one-credit field experiences associated with specific courses. Elective coursework listed is required for M.S. degree, but not for eligibility for certification. 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 advisor prior to applying.

Please note: The State Board of Education has released new regulations for certification that will affect students seeking certification AFTER May 2013. Current students, therefore, need to complete their requirements for certification BEFORE May 2013. Students remaining in the program after this date will be required to take additional courses.

To learn more about our graduate programs, prospective students are encouraged to attend a Graduate Open House.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Frank Bernt
Director, Graduate Education, Secondary Education