School of Education Graduate Programs

St. Thomas Aquinas College offers several programs for graduate study in education. Whether you're currently teaching, or looking to make a career move, our programs aim to prepare knowledgeable and caring educators who are passionate about teaching and learning.

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PROGRAMS FOR teachers
Master of Science in Education (MSED)

The College offers practicing teachers the opportunity to advance their careers with a number of Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degrees. Teachers can start these programs in the Fall, Spring or Summer and late afternoon classes provide flexibility after the school day. We are pleased to offer the following Master of Science in Education degree programs:

Educational Leadership (Online)
Literacy Education, Birth-Grade 6
Literacy Education, Grades 5-12
Special Education, Grades 1-6
Special Education, Grades 7-12
Special Education with a Specialization in Autism, Grades 1-6
Special Education with a Specialization in Autism, Grades 7-12


Programs For those who want to become teachers
Master of science in teaching (MST)

Switching careers is a tough decision. Helping you become a teacher, though, is a specialty in the School of Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Designed for career changers or graduates that have earned their degrees in areas other than education, the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) program is offered in several content areas and can be completed in as few as 16 months.  We are pleased to offer the following MST Programs:

Art Education, Grades K-12
Art Education, Grades K-12 & Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6
Art Education, Grades K-12 & Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12
Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
Childhood & Special Education, Grades 1-6
Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12
Adolescence Education & Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12


Certificate Programs

The School of Education also offers the following Certificate Programs:

Advanced Certificate in Autism
Advanced Certificate in Teacher Leadership (Online)
Post Masters Certificate in Literacy, Birth–Grade 6
Post Masters Certificate in Literacy, Grades 5-12
Post Masters Certificate in Special Education, Grades 1-6
Post Masters Certificate in Special Education, Grades 7-12