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Accredited Online Graduate Certificate Programs

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. Currently, we offer the following certificates online:

Graduate Certificates in Education
Instructional Technology Specialist Certification
Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of the core principles of Instructional Technology. 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.

With our instructional technology curriculum, students can expect to learn instructional strategies and use teamwork to apply technology to education.

Online Accelerated Teacher Certificate (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.

The OATCERT curriculum teaches students best practices for classroom management, inclusive education, and classroom discipline.

Special Education Certificate
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. The convenient online format of this certification program allows working professionals to increase their credentials while maintaining other important responsibilities.

Students can expect to learn inclusive teaching strategies and special education standards within their curriculum.

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.

Graduates with this certification are future educators who have a passion to make a positive impact on educational environments.

Criminal Justice Post Master's Certificate
Behavior Analysis Certificate
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.

Students pursuing the Behavior Analysis Certificate are those who want to contribute to society. These students are future police officers, criminal lawyers, and educators who want to study crime and help others.

Saint Joseph’s expert faculty are dedicated to your online learning experience. As a private, Jesuit institution, students are engaged in an interactive community committed to making ethical decisions that can be conveyed into professional settings.