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 onthe 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 comprisesfour departments: Administrative and Instructional Leadership, CounselorEducation, 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 ofseven 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 RelatedEducational Programs (CACREP).
“The School of Education at St. John’s University has a long history of preparing the next generation of scholars who can advocate for equity and access for all students in our diverse and often complex world. Additionally, the School fosters a student-centered classroom experience that allows graduate students the freedom to explore new ideas and opportunities to create an equitable and sustainable future.”
— David Lamont Bell, EdD, Dean, School of Education