Students in Childhood Education and Childhood Special
Education at St. John's benefit from the outstanding
resources, curriculum and opportunities available in The School of
Education, which has prepared leading teachers, administrators and
researchers for more than 100 years.
Students learn from renowned scholar-practitioners with abundant
experience in and connections to public and parochial schools
throughout the New York City area and across the country.
St. John’s metropolitan and Vincentian missions are reflected in
The School of Education’s many strategic partnerships with New York
City-area schools. These partnerships and the School’s
highly regarded after-school programs for at-risk students
help create internship and career opportunities for Childhood
Education majors — providing invaluable experience and leading to
full-time employment after graduation.
At St. John's Staten Island Campus, The School of Education
offers a special
Staten Island Internship partnering Education students with
organizations and agencies that address health and social
issues directly affecting public and private school students.
Childhood Education and Special Education majors also gain
an academic and professional edge by joining any of the more than
clubs and organizations at St. John's — those in The
School of Education:
- Dean's Scholars: Membership is reserved for
the top students in The School of Education, who act as
ambassadors, leaders and role models.
- Education Society: A community service
organization whose goal is to support students in assisting those
- Kappa Delta Pi: An international honor society
dedicated to excellence in teaching.
- Program Planning Board: An organization that
offers support to other groups and organizations in The School of
Of course, Childhood Education and Special Education majors
also benefit from the outstanding resources all St. John's students
enjoy. For example, all new students receive their own wireless laptop
computer with full access to St. John’s award-winning network.
Campus facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and
our 1.7 million-volume Library. Our D'Angelo Center is a
five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with
classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks café and full-service food
Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New
York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to
employers and other professional and educational resources
throughout the New York area.
Students make New York their classroom through innovative
courses like Discover New York. Students
also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic
experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses
during the academic year as well as the winter and summer
semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome,
Italy, campus and Paris,
Committed to providing students with flexible program choices,
The School of Education offers a combined Bachelor of Science and
Master of Science degree program in Childhood Education and Special
Education (BSED/MSED). The program is designed for students wishing
to complete two education degrees in just five years.