Saint Joseph's University

Master’s in Secondary Education Curriculum

""After completing our Master of Science in Education – Secondary Education, you will be eligible to receive a Pennsylvania teacher's certification, with reciprocity in most states, and will possess leadership experience pertinent to public or private school settings in a multitude of environments.

The 36-credit-hour program will reward graduates with both the master’s degree and the career-building certification. The certification is also available by itself in an accelerated 30-credit-hour program.

Field Experiences

Program candidates seeking teaching certification are required to complete approved and documented field experiences in the classrooms of certified teachers prior to their own student teaching. You may choose your student teaching location at a public, private, or international school, but it is suggested that students arrange this at the beginning of the semester.

The instructor of each OATCERT course will establish the procedures and the number of hours required. In addition, participants in EDU 625/627 Theory and Practice in Secondary Teaching will deliver a mini-lesson of at least 30-40 minutes in length during their field experience. Course instructors will provide specific directions for completing written or teaching assignments related to the fieldwork.

Candidates who are not currently teaching will be responsible for securing their own placements with certified teachers in their content area. Candidates who are currently teaching may complete the field experience requirement, including the mini-lessons, in their own classrooms.

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Core Courses (Required for All)

Theory and Practice Core Courses – Based on Certification (Choose 1)

Secondary Education Electives (Choose 2)

NOTE: Courses are in alpha-numeric order, not necessarily the order in which they are taken, and are subject to change. Please speak with an Program Manager for a course map.

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