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The School of Education

Education That Elevates

We play a key role in shaping New York educators with our four doctoral degree (i.e., Ed.D. and Ph.D.) programs and 43 master’s degree programs that accommodate career changers, field changers, and those who seek expertise and/or certification in the areas of Adolescent Education, Childhood Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, School Building Leadership, School Counseling, Special Education, and TESOL. Our programs are designed to be flexible, with online and traditional schedules. When you become a student here at St. John’s, you also become part of a rich history of excellence in education, where we have been preparing educators for more than 100 years!

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About The School of Education

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Undergraduate and Dual Degrees

The School of Education offers Undergraduate and Dual Degree programs for students seeking to become teachers who want to transform the educational outcomes of children.

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Graduate Programs

The School of Education offers master’s degree programs in education that enhances the intellectual and pedagogical knowledge of administrators, teachers, and counselors to understand and solve the most pressing issues within your program of study.

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Doctorate Programs

The School of Education offer PhD and EdD programs that will challenge you to think critically in solving the most pressing challenges facing the community and the world.

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Advanced Certificates

Programs for teachers or other personnel who are interested in additional specialized certificates.

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The School of Education offers several scholarships for continuing undergraduate and graduate students.

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Contact The School of Education

Have questions? Get in touch with us though the link below.

Pathway Programs

The School of Education also has Pathway programs that enable students to streamline study and complete a BS and MS in 5 years.  They include:

  •     Childhood TESOL (K-12)
  •     Adolescent TESOL (K-12)
  •     Adolescent Special Education (7-12)

If you have questions about any of the 5-Year or Pathway Programs, please reach out to Bernadette Zacharuk at [email protected].

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James D. Wolfinger, Ph.D., Dean

Success At St. John's

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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

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Doctoral Graduate Overcomes Challenges to Earn Degree

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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Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.