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Childhood Education (1-6), Bachelor of Science

Curriculum and Instruction

Overview

Upon completion of the BS.Ed, you are granted initial certification to teach grades 1 through 6 in New York State.

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Experiential learning from the beginning

  • Students, beginning in their first semester, will have opportunities to work with children in underrepresented areas in and around New York City and Long Island.
  • Students are guided on how to navigate the certification and program requirements throughout the time in our program.
  • Students can take honors level education courses while working with world-class faculty on research projects if they so desire.
  • Opportunities to study abroad, including a full semester in Rome.
  • Students can also choose one of our many 5 year and pathway programs that lead to dual certification.

Contact Us

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

Bernadette A Zacharuk

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs

[email protected]
718-990-2664

Why the School of Education at St. John’s?

99%
of graduates are hired

in NYC and Long Island public and Catholic Schools.

Experience

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

Dedicated Faculty

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

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Education Core Classes

Education courses include foundations, multicultural, and methods.

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

All elementary education students must complete a 30 credit, interdisciplinary core consisting of math, science, social studies, and foreign language.

All elementary 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.

Impactful Alumni

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

Jorge Santos ’10CPS, ’12G, ’18GEd

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.

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Robert E. Cortes ’22Ed.D.

Robert E. Cortes ’22Ed.D., Outreach Coordinator for Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), decided it was time to go back to school after earning his bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, and his master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. Between earning his last degree and beginning his studies at St. John’s University, 17 years had passed.

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Admission

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
718-990-2000
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Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
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