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“Principals and superintendents often comment on the high quality of our graduates—their professionalism, knowledge of teaching strategies, mastery of subject matter, and ability to engage their students. Our graduates enjoy an enviable post-graduation employment track record despite the prevailing economic challenges. We continue to play a key role in shaping New York educational policies by working collaboratively with city and state officials.”

— Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, EdD, Interim Dean, The School of Education 

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Advanced Certificates
• Bilingual Education Extension
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Gifted Education
• Instructional Leadership
• Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI)
- Bilingual Pupil Personnel
- Bilingual Special Education
• Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI-BE)
- Bilingual Education
• Literacy Leadership
• Middle School Certification in Adolescent Education (7-12) Certificate Extension to Grades 5-6
• Middle School Certification in Childhood Education (1-6) Certification Extension to Grades 7-9
• School Building Leadership
• School Building Leadership/School District Leadership
• School Counseling
• School District Leadership
• Teaching Children with Disabilities in Adolescent Education
• Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education
• Teaching Literacy

Master of Science in Education
• Adolescent Education
• Adolescent Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities (7-12)
• Childhood and Childhood Special Education
• Childhood Education
• Childhood Education and TESOL
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Early Childhood Education
• Early Childhood Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities (B-2)
• School Building Leadership
• School Counseling
• Teaching Children with Disabilities (7-12) Generalist
• Teaching Children with Disabilities in Adolescent Education (7-12)
• Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education (1-6)
• Teaching Literacy
• Teaching Literacy (B-6) and Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education
• Teaching Literacy (B-6 or 5-12) and TESOL (K-12)

Doctor of Education
• Administration and Supervision
• Instructional Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Literacy

Since its founding in 1870, St. John’s University in New York City has been responding to the educational demands of a growing, diverse marketplace, meeting the ever-changing academic needs of its students while preparing them for rewarding careers. With outstanding award-winning faculty, modern programs, innovative curricula, and state-of-the art facilities, the University remains on the cutting edge of contemporary theory and technology.

The graduate schools at St. John’s offer more than 60 graduate degree and professional certificate programs in five acclaimed colleges, a School of Law, and an institute dedicated solely to the growing field of biotechnology. Earn your master’s degree, doctoral degree, or professional certificate online, in New York, or in Rome.

Because the pursuit of an advanced degree often requires a financial commitment, St. John’s offers transparency regarding available aid and other opportunities to offset the cost of graduate studies. Entering graduate students seeking financial assistance from any federal or institutional funding should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using St. John’s University’s federal institution code 002823. 

In addition to federal and/or institutional sources, graduate students at St. John’s may also apply for the numerous assistantship and fellowship opportunities available on campus. St. John’s is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a Department of Veterans Affairs program that provides financial assistance and academic support to post–September 11 veterans pursuing higher education.


The School of Education

The School of Education (SOE)at St. John’s University offers graduate programs that prepare highly qualified teachers, administrators, researchers, counselors, and policy makers for success in today’s multicultural learning environments. The Graduate Division of the School of Education boasts more than 15,400 alumni—many of whom are teachers, principals, superintendents, professors, CFOs, and CEOs.

The SOE offers flexible master’s, doctoral, and career-changing programs as well as advanced certificates. Graduate students gain the credentials, knowledge, and skills to advance on the job or change their career direction. Established in 1908, the SOE fosters close relationships with public, private, and parochial schools across the New York region. Faculty and administrators advise schools on curricular and managerial direction.

The School of Education comprises four departments: Administrative and Instructional Leadership, Counselor Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Education Specialties.

St. John’s University’s Teacher Education Program has been granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of 10 years, from September 2011–September 2021. This accreditation certifies that the aforementioned professional education programs have provided evidence that they adhere to TEAC’s quality principles. (Note: New York State requires reaccreditation after seven years.)

The Educational Leadership Program at St. John’s University has been awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years from 2013–2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. Program options at the graduate level include the Master of Education in School Building Leadership, Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership, Advanced Certificate in School District Leadership, and Dual Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership.

The Counseling Programs have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

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