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University of Saint Joseph

University of Saint Joseph


Founded in 1932, the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut engages students with a rigorous liberal arts and professional education based on a proven track record of empowering students to succeed and lead. You can select from an array of dynamic majors and minors, dual majors and concentrations, and then proceed to realize your ambitions. Experiential learning is incorporated across the curriculum, and faculty prepare students for meaningful professional careers. Seamless degree programs save time and money, and build the foundation for a great career as many degree programs lead to professional licenses.

  • College or University
  • West Hartford, CT

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Lisa-Britt Wahlberg of Univ St Joseph

USJ provides the practical and theoretical foundations future teachers need to be competitive in the job market. The USJ School of Education helps teacher candidates identify their strengths and tackle challenges in small classroom settings through coaching, modeling and mentoring. 

Lisa-Brit Wahlberg

University of Saint Joseph


Master’s & certification

Graduate Teacher Licensure Program with Master of Arts in Teaching

  • 24 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

With a long-held reputation for preparing outstanding teachers, the University of Saint Joseph sets the standards for graduate Education programs and for you.  Underlying our reputation is a vision of preparing educators to be advocates for all children and adolescents, and to be change agents who embrace the challenge and opportunity of teaching and learning in today's diverse classrooms.  You already make a positive difference in the lives of students and families - now it's time to take the next step in your career at your own pace.  With a MA or MAT degree, you wil be able to qualify as a candidate for leadership positions in school systems, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

Upcoming Deadlines

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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $12,474

    In State Tuition

  • $12,474

    Out of State Tuition

  • $50

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of Saint Joseph have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Saint Joseph to see if you can, too!



Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

CREC Minority Teacher Recruitment Scholarship, Peter T. Steinwedell Scholarship, and Federal TEACH grant


Student Loans, Payroll Deduction

Students are reviewed for Federal Direct Loan opportunities if they complete a FAFSA form. Maximum of $20,500 annually.


Loan Forgiveness

Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness, Federal Perkins Loan Forgiveness, and Federal Public Loan Forgiveness options are available. Information is provided to students prior to graduation.


Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Graduate assistantships can provide up to 15 tuition free credits per year (valued at ~$10,000)

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Biology, Grades 7-12
Chemistry, Grades 7-12
Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
French, Grades 7-12
General Science, Grades 7-12
History & Social Studies, Grades 7-12
Home Economics/Family & Consumer Science, Grades Pre-K-12
Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education, Grades Pre-K-3
Italian, Grades 7-12
Latin & Classical Humanities, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Physics, Grades 7-12
Spanish, Grades 7-12

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

There are four transition points in the teacher licensure program sequence: entry/acceptance, coursework with clinical field experiences, application to student teach, and exit with a recommendation for licensure. Candidates generally complete all licensure coursework, state testing requirements, then student teach and return to complete the few remaining degree courses.

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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