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“St. John’s University’s teaching programs definitely equip students with the content and practical skills needed to contribute to positive change and become successful teachers...

During the course of a typical week, Marcella Mandracchia ’10Ed, ’11GEd, ’15Ed.D. follows an exacting schedule—serving as an instructor in The School of Education,...

As a special education “co-teacher” at P.S. 71 in Ridgewood, Queens, Nicole Lalena ’12Ed, ’14GEd is convinced she is learning as much as her students. “Working with...

As Latasha Jones ’13Ed.D. sees it, obstacles are opportunities that help build character. A teacher of middle-school students with special needs, Jones recently steered her class at...

Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Helps Families Adapt to Common Core
A number of attributes influenced my decision to attend St. John's, including its academic prestige, proximity to the city, and variety of programs.
After receiving my Masters at The School of Education at St. John’s University, I chose to pursue an Advanced Degree in the School Counseling program based on the reputation of the program and its professors.
I chose to come to St. John's University (from Ireland), primarily on a soccer scholarship. Once I arrived here, with each passing day, I soon realized what SJU had to offer, and this is why I stayed.
Being accepted into the school counseling graduate program at St. John's University has been a life changing experience for me.
Della Rao, from Levittown, Long Island, was blessed to be raised in a family that encouraged her to pursue her scholastic goals.
Building a New Career in Education
Lisa’s next step was choosing the Career Change program in St. John’s School of Education.