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The School of Education (SOE) at St. John’s University offers graduate programs that prepare highly qualified teachers, administrators, researchers, counselors, and policy makers for success in today’s multicultural learning environments.

The School offers flexible master’s, doctoral, and career-changing programs as well as advanced certificates. Graduate students gain the credentials, knowledge, and skills to advance on the job or change their career direction. Established in 1908, the SOE fosters close relationships with public, private, and parochial schools across the New York region. Faculty and administrators advise schools on curricular and managerial direction.

The School of Education comprises of four departments: Administrative and Instructional Leadership; Education Specialties; Curriculum and Instruction; and Counselor Education.


St. John’s University Teacher Education Program is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of 10 years, from September 30, 2011–September 2021. This accreditation certifies that the aforenamed professional education programs have provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles. (Note: New York State requires reaccreditation after seven years.)

The Educational Leadership Program at St. John’s University is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from 2013–2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to P–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. Program options at the graduate level include Master of Education in School Building Leadership, Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership, Advanced Certificate in School District Leadership, Dual Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership, and School District Leadership.

The Counseling Programs have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Quick Facts

Founded: 1908

Accreditation: The School of Education’s Teacher Education Program is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

Graduate Programs: The School of Education offers three doctoral degrees, 18 advanced certificates, 34 master’s degrees, and three Online Learning degrees. View the programs

Tuition: For the most up-to-date information, visit

Enrollment: 1,622

Alumni: The Graduate Division of The School of Education boasts more than 15,400 alumni—many of whom are teachers, principals, superintendents, professors, CFOs, and CEOs.

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For more information about graduate degree programs in The School of Education, contact [email protected] or 718-990-2304.


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