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Adolescent Education, Bachelor of Science

Leads to initial certification to teach a specific content area in grades 7 through 12 in New York State.

Upon completion of the BS.Ed, you are granted initial certification to teach a specific content area (English, Math, Social Studies, Biology, Physics, or Spanish) in grades 7 through 12 in New York State.

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Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours

School of Education Undergraduate Division

If you have any questions about our program or requirements, please contact us and we will be happy to answer all ofyour questions.

Bernadette A Zacharuk

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs


Sullivan Hall (G 06)


In 2021 99% of graduates are hired in NYC and Long Island public and Catholic Schools.

All incoming new students can gain valuable experiences in local schools. 

Faculty in the School of Education are current and former teachers and administrators in local schools.

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  • Associate Professor


Curriculum and Instruction

Your Path to Teaching

Education courses include foundations, multicultural, and methods.

A 39 credit core consisting of a mix of liberal arts, theology, and philosophy courses.

All adolescent education students must complete a 30 credit, core consisting of either math, biology, physics, English, social studies, or Spanish.

All adolescent education students will obtain their fingerprints, set up their TEACH accounts, and complete all mandated workshops in their first semester during EDU 101.

Certification exams will be completed prior to the start of the final two semesters.

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Gain valuable experiences beginning in your first semester by working with our collaborators in Jump Start and Reading Partners

Impactful Alum

Jorge Santos ’10CPS, ’12G, ’18GEd reading his book to a group of young students

Education Alumnus Authors Children’s Book that Celebrates Diversity

A St. John’s University triple alumnus and special education teacher recently penned a children’s book that aims to help young readers embrace and cherish the diversity within their own and others’ families.

Jorge Santos ’10CPS, ’12G, ’18GEd The School of Education


Education Alumnus Authors Children’s Book that Celebrates Diversity


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
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Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
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Federal Regulations require all higher education institutions offering an academic program designed to meet the educational requirements for a professional license or certification or advertised as such, to provide potential students with information about whether completion of that program would meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the state of the student’s location upon enrollment.

This program prepares students for licensure/certification in New York State. Students who plan to work in a state other than NY, must visit our Professional Licensure Disclosure Information page where we have indicated if this program meets or does not meet the educational requirements for specific states.

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