The School of EducationQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
The B.S. in Adolescent Education (grades 7-12) has concentrations in English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Social Studies and Spanish (some concentrations are not available on all campuses). Completion of an undergraduate program in The School of Education, or a minor in Adolescent Education through St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences entitles a student to be eligible to receive initial New York State Certification. Students who earn this degree are qualified to teach in middle school and high school settings.
The program will prepare graduates to:
Demonstrate knowledge of content and pedagogy of academic instruction in adolescent education.
Demonstrate knowledge of students.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and materials to support middle school and high school instruction in the classroom, including those from each specific discipline’s guiding professional body.
Formulate a plan of instruction to teach and/or provide differential instruction of a given content as prescribed in the state standards for middle school and/or high school learning.
Formulate a plan of instruction plan that demonstrates the Vincentian value of service to the field of education as it applies to the content area.
To earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Adolescent Education, students complete 132-133 credits, including core, major-sequence and content courses.
Common Core — 27 Credits
Distributed Core — 18 Credits
Additional Liberal Arts Courses — 12 Credits
Major Sequence — 39-40 credits
Based on Content
Innovative Stratgies for Secondary Setting (7-12)
Based on Content
Innovative Strategies for Seconday Setting (7-12)
Research to Practice: Applications for Secondary Teaching and Learning (7-12)
*Required to be taken with content based subject noted above (1091/1092/1092/1094/1096)
Content Area — 36 credits(by advisement)
Students should select one content area from the following in consultation with an advisor: English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Language, Science or Social Studies.
(Workshops in fingerprinting, violence prevention, and child abuse are also required to obtain NYS certification.)
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
Admission Office - Staten Island campus
Childhood Education majors 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.
Childhood Education majors also gain an academic and professional edge by joining any of the more than 180 student clubs, programs, and organizations at St. John's — those in The School of Education:
Of course, Childhood Education majors also benefit from the outstanding resources all St. John's students enjoy.
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 court.
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.
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