Why choose St. John’s?
The St. John’s legacy is Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global. Graduates aren’t only employable when they leave campus, but they take with them all of the hope, compassion, awareness, and well-rounded dialogue that can only come from knowing what it means to be a global citizen.
The School of Education at St. John’s
Undergraduate students within The School of Education at St. John’s University have the unique advantage of getting time in the field during their first year on campus. Mentoring, experiential learning, research opportunities, and Honors Program opportunities highlight the St. John’s experience. Students also have Dual Degree options in Adolescent and Childhood Education, which means earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years!
Valuable resources await
Our departments and centers give you the edge to succeed and meet your goals. We have all the excellent resources and tools to prepare you for teaching certification or administrative, supervisory, and leadership roles. At St. John’s you’ll be ready for a distinctive and accomplished future.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers bachelor’s degree programs that prepare teachers for certification in their respective fields, while imparting a values-based philosophy that promotes service, integrity, compassion and diversity. St. John’s School of Education offers internships and organizations designed to expand the value and application of the student’s education and training. Undergraduate programs are available in areas within Childhood and Adolescent Education.
Additionally, students who wish to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate, or advanced certificate will find 43 advanced degree programs that span the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Administration and Instructional Leadership, Department of Special Education, and Department of Counselor Education.
The world is your classroom
St. John’s University provides students with a global education both inside and outside the classroom. More than 44% of St. John’s students study abroad at some point during their undergraduate career, and countless others see the world through St. John’s–sponsored service plunges. In addition to three New York City campuses—Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan—St. John’s has a campus in Rome, Italy, as well as study locations in Paris, France, and Limerick, Ireland.
Define yourself by serving others
The mission of St. John’s is that of service, following the lead of St. Vincent de Paul’s teachings that we are collectively responsible for caring for those around us who are in need of assistance. This philosophy is engrained into every aspect of the St. John’s experience—from the classroom to the arena and beyond.
The student-run organic garden on the Queens campus helps provide food for those in need through the St. John’s Bread and Life program. Students also participate in Midnight Runs to Manhattan, providing food and clothing to the homeless population of New York City. It’s not uncommon to find that many students will spend their spring breaks building houses for Habitat for Humanity or hopping a flight to Panama to help build a school.
We major in options
It is often the case that a student enters college unsure of what program he or she wants to pursue. We support this journey by offering more than 100 undergraduate programs campus-wide built on an “options-oriented” core curriculum that prepares students for success in a challenging academic environment. Exclusive majors such as Actuarial Science, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematical Physics, and a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy are offered in addition to larger programs such as English, Biology, Homeland Security, Marketing, Fashion Studies, and so much more.
“The professors in The School of Education help you strive to do your best and are always there to guide you in the right direction. That’s exactly why I wanted to become an educator; I want to inspire and impact people and help them establish an enthusiasm for learning.”
– Alexandra F.