The goals of the Graduate Program in Education are to enable classroom teachers to continue their professional development by equipping them to move into positions of broadened responsibility, and to train qualified candidates who are interested in making a career change to the teaching profession. Graduate students are provided a value-oriented program based on the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of Saint Peter's College.
The mission of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is to prepare graduates to enter elementary and secondary classrooms as caring and professionally prepared teachers, administrators and school counselors; to equip graduates with the advanced knowledge and methodology to be expert teachers, counselors and supervisors; to develop ethical leaders in the field who understand the enormous responsibility they assume being a teacher, counselor and administrator; and to provide a foundation for doctoral study.
Saint Peter’s College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The School of Education is also accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) as well as the New Jersey Department of Education.