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Graduate Certificates

Saint Joseph's University has online graduate certificates in criminal justice and education. These graduate level certificates help our students develop skill sets that carry over into their professional lives. Or if they choose, they can continue coursework and complete their degree. Our online courses offer a flexible schedule to accommodate various student needs. Each department’s expert faculty devote their time to helping their students. As a nationally-ranked university, Saint Joseph’s can help you advance your career one step at a time. Currently, we offer the following certificates online:

Graduate Certification in Education

Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of the core principles of Instructional Technology. Stand out among others as you become a leader in a regional education setting. At the completion of the certificate program (8 courses + internship), students are eligible to apply for the Instructional Technology Specialist Certification. Students can receive their MS in Instructional Technology by completing just 2 additional elective courses.

Online Accelerated Teacher Certification (OATCERT)
The program from Saint Joseph's University is designed to aid working professionals earn their initial secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certificate or a Master's degree in Secondary Education within one of the traditional content areas: Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Learn from our experienced faculty how you can have a positive impact on students and their learning environments.

Special Education Certification
The program is designed for professional teachers who want to develop and refine their ability to meet the demands of students with special educational needs, which is growing at a steady rate. The convenient online format of this certification program allows working professionals to increase their credentials while maintaining other important responsibilities.

Online Wilson Reading System® Certification
This online Wilson Reading System® Certification provides teachers with the skills needed to help students become fluent, independent readers, using multi-sensory, structured language programs and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully. With this certification, you can learn how to help students who have dyslexia as well as those who are reading below grade level.

Criminal Justice Post Master's Certification

Behavior Analysis Certification
This program allows students the flexibility to concentrate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge needed to focus on the management skills necessary to succeed as upper-level decision makers. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has approved the Saint Joseph's University coursework in Behavior Analysis as meeting the coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Among many rewarding assignments, this certification allows you to help develop policies and procedures directly related to how educational outcomes can improve for children and young adults.

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