Graduation Education Department

Online Graduate Programs for Educators

Robust Portfolio of Impactful, Flexible Programs for Educators 

Here you will find online programs designed for education professionals such as yourself who seek career growth and greater challenges.

 

Our rigorous, relevant courses are packaged  within a  dynamic, flexible atmosphere where students and professors can engage in collaboration and dialogues of ideas —all to make our online graduate education courses  among the best on the market.

 

Online Graduate Education Programs


Master of Education, M.Ed

Specializations 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics Coach Endorsement
  • Principal PK-12
  • Reading Specialist PK-12
  • Supervisor Special Education

View Master of Education  program details.


Master of Special Education, M.S.Ed

Specializations:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement PK-12
  • Supervisor Special Education

View Master of Special Education program details.


Endorsement Programs

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder PK-12
  • Mathematics Coach Endorsement

View Endorsement Programs details.


Post- Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

Wide range of subject areas approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to prepare students to apply for Pennsylvania teaching certification.

 

View Post-Baccalaureate Certificates  details.

 

Graduate Education

Benefit from our Experienced Faculty

We take great pride in giving students the individual attention needed to make earning a graduate education degree online a successful and meaningful journey. Our faculty promote student development through active participation and making connections between theory- and research-based practice.

 

Director of the Graduate Education Department

Dr. Melissa Peppetti, Ph.D.

mpeppetti@francis.edu
814-472-3068


Heather Jones, Online Academic Advisor
814-471-1146
hjones@francis.edu

Master of Education, M.Ed. (Online)

Those pursuing a Master of Education degree through Saint Francis University will find a robust program with a flexible schedule that can accommodate professional educators in the public and private sectors.  


Program Snapshot

  • Delivery Format: Online 
  • Total Credits: 30 Credits
  • Estimated Completion Time: 2 years of full-time study or 2+ years of part-time study
  • For course descriptions, licensure information, and admissions requirements, see the course catalog.

Plan of Study

Course Catalog


Specializations within Degree Path

M.Ed. candidates can work toward specializations or PDE-approved endorsement programs as part of their curriculum. Students are required to pass all Pennsylvania Department of Education required exams before applying for certification.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement K-12,  M.Ed.  (30 Credits)

Online plus 90 hours of clinical observations 

 Plan of Study
 Course Catalog


Leadership,  M.Ed. (33 Credits)

Online

Plan of Study

Catalog


Mathematics Coach Endorsement,  M.Ed. (30 Credits)

Online

Plan of Study

Catalog


Principal PK-12,  M.Ed. (34 Credits)

Online plus 360 hours of clinical observations 

Plan of Study

Catalog


Reading Specialist PK-12, M.Ed. (30-42 Credits)

Online plus 100 hours of clinical observations 

Plan of Study

Catalog


Supervisor Special Education, M.Ed. (33 Credits)

Online plus 360 hours of clinical observations 

Plan of Study

Catalog

Online Master of Special Education, MS.Ed.

The demand for special education services is on the rise as children with special needs are diagnosed and enrolled into special education programs earlier in life.  The online Master of Special Education degree program at SFU is designed to meet this increasing need.

 

Program Snapshot

  • Delivery Format: Online 
  • Total Credits: 30 Credits
  • Estimated Completion Time: 2 years of full-time study or 2+ years of part-time study
  • For course descriptions, licensure information, and admissions requirements, see the course catalog.

Plan of Study

Course Catalog


Specializations within Degree Path

MS.Ed. candidates can incorporate an Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement or Special Education Supervisory Certificate with the master's program.  Students are required to pass all Pennsylvania Department of Education required exams before applying for certification.


 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement K-12,  MS.Ed.  (36-39 Credits)

Online with 90 hours of clinical observations

Plan of Study

Course Catalog


Supervisor Special Education,  MS.Ed. (39 Credits)

Online with 360 hours of clinical observations

Plan of Study 

Course Catalog

Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement

This endorsement provides an additional level of specific training and experiences for professionals who provide educational services for the population of students presenting with various autism spectrum disorders. 

 

Program Snapshot

  • Delivery Format: Online 
  • Total Credits: 12 Credits + 90 hours of clinical observations
  • Estimated Completion Time: Typically 1 year of full-time study or 2 years part-time
  • For course descriptions, licensure information, and admissions requirements, see the course catalog.

Plan of Study

Course Catalog

 


Mathematics Coach Endorsement

The post-baccalaureate Mathematics Coach Endorsement program aims to prepare mathematics leaders for Pennsylvania’s schools and districts.

 

Program Snapshot

  • Delivery Format: Online 
  • Total Credits: 12 Credits
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 year of full-time study or 2 years part-time
  • For course descriptions, licensure information, and admissions requirements, see the course catalog.

Plan of Study

Course Catalog

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

 

We are excited to offer a variety of online Post-Baccalaureate Certificates that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  View the 2022-2023 Course Catalog  for additional details .

 

Early Childhood Education Pre-K to 4

Plan of Study


Biology 7-12 

Plan of Study 


Chemistry 7-12 

Plan of Study 


English 7-12 

Plan of Study


Math 7-12

Plan of study


Social Studies 7-12  

Plan of Study 

 

Spanish K-12

Plan of Study 


Special Education PK-12

Plan of Study 


Secondary Education (7-12) certification credits required, vary based on the content area. Number of credits will be determined upon a transcript evaluation for each graduate education candidate.

 

Accreditation Statement

PDE-approved program that leads to certification. Certification is granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Exams are required in addition to program completion at the university. Candidates would apply through the Teacher Information Management System for certification.