Secondary Education B.A. or B.S./Special Education M.A.

Secondary Education B.A. or B.S./Special Education M.A.

Earn two degrees in five years. Prepare for your future classroom. Get ready.

With a dual degree in Secondary Education and Special Education at St. Joseph’s University, New York, students save time and money while earning a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in just five years. 

Students earning a bachelor’s degree within the dual degree program can choose from majors in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics and Spanish, all while immersing themselves in courses that help prepare them to become effective educators in today’s world.

The graduate curriculum builds on the undergraduate education and prepares students for New York state secondary teaching certificates in their major, as well as New York state teaching certificates as a Students with Disabilities Generalist (grades 7-12), Students with Disabilities in their major (grades 7-12), and an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities (PreK-12, all grades). 

Get ready to make a difference in your future classroom more quickly with St. Joseph’s dual degree program in Secondary Education and Special Education.

Stephen Santoro '23
B.A. in History with a Concentration in Adolescence Education, M.A. in Special Education

"The dual degree program has saved me money on graduate level courses and it will allow me to graduate with my masters degree just one year after I get my Bachelor's. This degree is helping me grow as an educator by giving me the opportunity to learn the best practices in working with students who have special needs."

The Secondary Education/Special Education Dual Degree Experience

Get Ahead, Fast: By enrolling in one of St. Joseph’s University’s dual degree programs, students save time and money while working toward their goals, earning two degrees in five years.


Prepare for Your Future: Teachers in New York state are required to earn a master's degree within five years of beginning their careers. Pursuing a dual degree at St. Joseph's helps you stay on track for your future career.


More Opportunities: A master's degree in special education not only opens the door to more career opportunities, it also allows for more earning potential and leadership possibilities. 


Areas of Study

Students can earn Secondary Education/Special Education degree in the following areas: