The School of Education (SOE) at St. John’s University offers graduate programs that prepare students to be highly qualified teachers, administrators, researchers, counselors, and policy makers in today’s multicultural learning environments. The SOE Graduate Division boasts 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 needed 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, with faculty and administrators advising schools on curricular and managerial direction.
The School of Education comprises four departments: Administrative & Instructional Leadership, Counselor Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Education Specialties.
The University’s Teacher Education program has been granted accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for 10 years, with accreditation guaranteed through September 2021. This accreditation certifies that the aforementioned professional education programs have proven to adhere to TEAC’s quality principles. (Note: New York State requires reaccreditation after seven years.)
The Educational Leadership program at St. John’s University was awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) for seven years from 2013–2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to Pre-K–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. Program options at the graduate level include the Master of Education in School Building Leadership, the Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership, the Advanced Certificate in School District Leadership, and the Dual Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership & School District Leadership.
The Counseling programs have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational 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