Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
in a quality learning experience personalized by professional
faculty. The faculty, who have practical experience in education,
work individually with you as partners in your learning. Courses
blend content with your professional experience, allowing for
immediate application in your work setting. Courses are available to
both students seeking the desired master's degrees or those
fulfilling or renewing certification requirements.
At a Glance
concentration has specific objectives. The overall outcomes for the
online MSEd program are as follows:
specialization provides all the tools necessary for a practicing
educator to become even more successful or for anyone who desires to
become a practicing educator. This highly praised degree program is
in-depth, current, and has a faculty of practicing professionals who
become partners with all students on their journey towards their
master's degree. This program is accredited, affordable, flexible,
professional, and very personal. This School Educator specialization
does not result in initial teacher certification but components of
this concentration may be used to meet Maine's "alternate route"
requirements for professional certification, which are similar to
those of a number of other states.View Course Catalog
Catholic school principal is both the spiritual leader of the school
as well as the educational leader. The Catholic School Leadership
degree concentration is focused on these dedicated educators working
within K-12 Catholic schools throughout the country and beyond who
desire to move towards supervisory roles such as vice principal,
principal, headmistress, headmaster, dean, president, or similar
leadership positions. This degree is also designed for current school
leaders within the Catholic school system who wish to upgrade their
skills or for principals from public schools who are moving into the
rewarding Catholic school setting.View Course Catalog
for Principals, Headmasters, Teacher-Leaders, and many other
leadership positions in education, this degree satisfies many states'
requirements for building administrator certification. A highlight of
this degree concentration is the School Leader Internship which
provides students with an opportunity to intern in an educational
setting under the supervision of a mentor. The standards of the
Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) frame this
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specialization is for professionals in allied health fields who wish
to educate the public, provide in-service training at their
workplaces, or teach in allied health departments in community
colleges. This degree specialization provides one of the few
professional online allied health care education master's degree
programs in the country, reflecting the college's history of
preparation in both the health care and education fields.View Course Catalog
The online Master of Science in Education
program will meet many states' professional requirements for "alternate
route" secondary certification. We would be glad to work with your state's
certification office to see if the alternative pathway is an option. You may
work to fulfill Maine's alternative route. Many states allow for certification
reciprocity.Available courses to fulfill the alternative
route for Maine 7-12 teaching certification:
In addition, alternative route applicants in
Maine need to hold a bachelor’s degree, earned 24 credit hours of
post-secondary course work in the endorsement area, pass 3 Praxis exams, and
complete a background check. The Praxis Principles of Learning and
Teaching (PLT) exam is required in Maine for the alternative pathway for
certification as it is in many other states. Visit the Praxis
website for more information. Both the School Leadership Degree
concentration and the School Leadership graduate certificate are guided by the Interstate
School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC). These standards are
built into the online master’s degree courses at Saint Joseph’s College of
Maine. The School Leadership Internship (ED 580) specifically addresses each of
the ISLLC standards in a practical, professional, and applied manner.
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College faculty were amazing and supportive. Each faculty member
supported me throughout the class. When I was doing my final research
project, my reader was very helpful, checking in periodically to ask
if I need assistance and was doing OK in my research.
life experience and a desire to learn are favorable advantages to
achieving a Master's Degree in Education at Saint Joseph's College.
Each course is masterfully designed by scholarly yet affable
professors. Your educational journey at Saint Joseph's College will
be intellectually stimulating, personally gratifying, and continually
of my "non-standard" teaching background, I was looking for
a program that would apply to all education, not just the standard
classroom. The MSEd program at Saint Joseph's College is exactly
that. Every single professor I have had has allowed me to apply the
course content to my current teaching situation. It has made for much
school teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a
bachelor's degree and the completion of an approved teacher education
program; private school teachers do not have to be licensed but may
still need a bachelor's degree.
Many states offer alternative licensing programs to attract people into
teaching, especially for hard-to-fill positions.
must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence,
and motivate students, as well as understand students' educational
and emotional needs.
prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as
mathematics, science, and bilingual education, and in less desirable
urban or rural school districts.
Kentucky Applicants: The Kentucky Education
Professional Standards Board does not approve the Master of Science in
Education programs for K-12 licensure for students in their state in the
following concentrations: Educator, School Leadership, and Catholic School
Leadership. Students from Kentucky should not enroll in these programs if they
are seeking licensure.
Louisiana Applicants: Section 305 of Louisiana’s
Academic Program Standards does not approve the Master of Science in Education
programs for K-12 licensure for students in their state. Students from
Louisiana should not enroll in these programs if they are seeking licensure.
Massachusetts Applicants: Massachusetts students in the
MSEs Program seeking initial certification should contact the Massachusetts
Department of Education for possible additional requirements beyond those
fulfilled with the completion of the master's degree from Saint Joseph's
Ohio Applicants: The Ohio Educator Standards Board does not approve
the Master of Science in Education programs for K-12 licensure for students in
their state in the following concentrations: Educator, School Leadership, and
Catholic School Leadership. Students from Ohio should not enroll in these
programs if they are seeking licensure.
Students from Ohio may enroll in the following
Master of Science in Education programs in the following concentrations: Adult
Education and Training and Health Care Educator. The focus of these two
programs is directed at adult learners. Neither of these programs requires
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