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Elementary and Middle School Education (Grades 4 - 8), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Each day, late Elementary and Middle School Education (Grades 4 - 8) students at Saint Joseph's University face the challenges of early adolescence. On top of classwork and homework, pre-teen learners are also building their identities and trying to understand their place in social circles and communities.
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Elementary and Middle School Education (Grades 4 - 8) teachers at Saint Joseph's University teachers have the unique task of educating pre-teen and early teen learners while helping them navigate the trials of growing up. 

Learning outcomes

At Saint Joseph's, a distinguished faculty works with aspiring teachers to confront critical questions, learn pedagogical theories and practices, and understand the development of adolescent minds. In addition to concentrating on a specific content area -- social studies, science, mathematics or English/literacy -- elementary and middle school education courses emphasize instructional techniques, adolescent development and the role of schools in society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Art Education PK-12 
  • Grades PK-4 
  • Citizenship Education 7-12 
  • English 7-12 
  • Foreign Language PK-12 (Latin, French, Spanish, German or Italian) 
  • Grades 4-8 (Concentration in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and/or Social Studies) 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of history
  • 2 years of a laboratory science
  • 2 years of a world language

Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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