From the School

Founded in 1870, St. John's is a Catholic University committed to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom in the Vincentian tradition. St. John's is a metropolitan university benefitting and serving the diversity of New York City.

St. John's Graduate School of Education has been in existence since 1908 and is committed to providing programs for the intellectual, professional and moral development of students within a vibrant learning environment. We prepare you to be competent in your subject area equipped with the pedagogical knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to meet rising academic standards for students, teachers, administrators and counselors.

Our teacher Education Program holds TEAC accreditation.
Our Educational Administration Program is in the process of seeking TEAC accreditation.
We are ranked in the top 10% of graduate schools of education for 2013 in US News and World Report.
In 2011, the New York City Teaching Fellows instituted a new program and chose us as the only program provider.
Recognized for its commitment to assisting communities and people in need, St. John's was admitted with distinction to the 2012 President of the United States' Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Our faculty are internationally and nationally renowned in their fields as both teachers and researchers.
Our faculty have developed materials for "Sesame Street", "The Reading Revolution" and other educational TV programs.
Our faculty hold leadership positions on numerous boards and in professional organizations.
We have approximately 1500 students in the Graduate School of Education
Our students have opportunities for assistantships, for international field study and for research work with our faculty.
Our alumni achieve a 97% pass rate on State Certification Exams.
Our alumni hold positions as Superintendents, Principals, Department Directors, Teachers, counselors and Administrators and frequently serve as Consultants and Keynote Speakers
In a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of online education programs, St. John's graduate education programs placed first (
Our counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


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<b>Master's Degree Programs</b><BR> - Completed application (done online at<BR> - Application fee of $70<BR> - Essay<BR> - Official transcripts from EVERY institution attended showing satisfactory GPA (B or better)<BR> - 2 reference letters for Counseling programs ONLY<BR> - Interview for Counseling programs ONLY<BR> - To be considered for literacy, you must possess initial certification: Bachelor's degree in education with appropriate certification or license.<BR> - All TESOL students must have 12 credits in a language other than English. <BR><BR> <B>Advanced Certificate Programs</b><BR> - Completed application (done online at<BR> - Application fee of $70<BR> - Essay<BR> -Master's degree<BR> - Official transcripts from EVERY institution attended showing satisfactory GPA (B or better)<BR> - 2 reference letters for Counseling programs ONLY<BR> - Interview for Counseling programs ONLY<BR> - To be considered for literacy, you must possess initial certification: Bachelor's degree in education with appropriate certification or license.<BR> - All TESOL students must have 12 credits in a language other than English. <BR><BR> Doctoral Programs (Ed.D. and Ph.D.)<BR> - Completed application (done online at<BR> - Application fee of $70<BR> - Essay<BR> - Master's degree<BR> - Official transcripts from EVERY institution attended showing satisfactory GPA (3.2 gpa or better)<BR> - Interview<BR> - GRE verbal & Quantitative section required for Ed.D. Looking for a 300 combined.<BR> - GRE Writing required for Ph.D. in Literacy<BR> - Millers Analogies Test required for Ph.D. in Literacy


International Students Application Deadline
June 1

Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Interview
Required For Some

Admissions Essay

Letters of Recommendation
Required For Some

Requirements for International Applicants
Minimum TOEFL score of 500 and equivalent of U.S. bachelor's degree required of international applic


From The School

- We have partnerships with over 100 schools and institutions including the Lincoln Center Institute and Brooklyn Bridge Program
- We serve as a resource center to the educational community at large by providing leadership and supportive services, sponsoring professional meetings and seminars, and offering consultative services for schools and community agencies.
- We established an Institute for Catholic Schools to support professional development in Catholic elementary and secondary schools. We are an active participate in the NYC Teaching Fellows Program.
We run two after-school 21st Century community Learning Center programs.
- We run an After School All Stars CampUs summer program for indigent and homeless children.
- PhD in Literacy
- Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision as well as Instructional Leadership
- M.S.Ed. and/or Advanced Certificates in early childhood, childhood, middle school, adolescent, special education, literacy, counseling, administration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Instructional Leadership, gifted and bilingual education, as well as several combined degree programs leading to dual certification.
- We offer a number of programs that can be completed totally on line. - We offer a career change program that can qualify you for a full-salaried teaching position within one year, even if you attend part-time. - We prepare our students for where the jobs are.

- Our robust study abroad program aligns itself with populations that our teachers serve.

Faculty Information

Total Faculty

64 %
Part-time Faculty
48 %
Female Faculty
35 %
Full-time Faculty
16 %
Minority Faculty


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Financial Aid
Entering graduate students seeking financial assistance from any federal or institutional source of funding must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

St. John's University also offers graduate students numerous financial aid opportunities in the form of assistantships, scholarships, and tuition discount programs for teachers in catholic elementary or high schools, Public Employees, and Religious Tuition Discounts.

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From The School

We offer many organizations including: Academic, Cultural, Greek, Honor Societies, Media, Political, Religious, Social Justice and Special Interest and a Graduate Student Association. For more information, please go to:

Student Body Profile

Graduate Enrollment
Parent Institution Enrollment


% Under-represented Minorities
% International

77% female
23% male
8% full-time
92% part-time

Campus Location

With four convenient locations (Queens, Staten Island, Oakdale, Manhattan) and numerous online and hybrid courses, and dual certification programs, as well as our innovative career change and alternate certification programs, we continue to prepare students for professional teaching, administration and counseling positions at all levels of education.<BR><BR> <b>Off-Campus Opportunities</b><BR> S. John's is a metropolitan university. We benefit from New York City's cultural diversity, its intellectual and artistic resources, and the unique professional educational opportunities offered by New York.


<b>Queens</b>: Only minutes from Manhattan by car, bus or train, our 105-acre Queens campus offers a traditional university environment in the world’s most dynamic city.<BR><BR> The Queens campus features broad lawns, handsome stone buildings and ultramodern student residence halls. Facilities include high-tech laboratory and classroom buildings; the main collections of our 1.7 million-volume Library; and state-of-the-art athletic facilities for students and our BIG EAST, Division I athletic teams. Combining urban excitement with suburban tranquility, the campus is located in a leafy, residential area of one of the five boroughs, or counties, that make up New York City. Though students at St. John's often travel into Manhattan on weekends, they also enjoy shopping and fine restaurants within blocks of the campus. On campus, students can choose among 180 student clubs and organizations, recreational and dining facilities and a variety of 24/7 activities.<BR><BR> <b>Staten Island</b>: Overlooking scenic New York Bay, our wooded Staten Island campus combines a friendly, small-college environment with the resources of a major Catholic university.<BR><BR> The 16.5-acre campus features rolling lawns, apartment-style student residences and architectural styles that range from red-brick colonial to the strikingly modern. The campus is located in the residential Grymes Hill section of Staten Island, one of the five counties, or boroughs, that make up New York City.<BR><BR> The Staten Island campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education and professional studies. Students may complete these degree programs on campus or take courses toward their degree at St. John's other locations.<BR><BR> In addition to their courses, students enjoy a varied and dynamic academic experience through such resources as the new Institute for Writing Studies, the award-winning University Career Services, the Honors Program, honors societies and co-curricular clubs. The Staten Island campus features such new facilities as the strikingly modern DaSilva Academic Center, which has state-of-art computer and media lab facilities. Students also benefit from the Loretto Memorial Library, a Fitness Center and a Campus Center. Enlivening the academic experience are our Student Life, Residence Life and Campus Ministry programs.<BR><BR> Free shuttle buses connect students to the Queens campus, to points of interest on Staten Island and to the celebrated Staten Island Ferry. A free ride across New York Bay brings students to exciting lower Manhattan.<BR><BR> <b>Oakdale</b>: The Oakdale campus combines the benefits of a St. John's University education with the convenience and beauty of studying at a magnificent former estate on Long Island's south shore. Today Oakdale is one of St. John's University's premier centers for graduate study.<BR><BR> St. John's University acquired the Oakdale campus in 1999. This campus was the former estate of Frederick Bourne, President of Singer Sewing Machine Company from 1889 to 1905. Mr. Bourne purchased the property to use as a summer estate and constructed his mansion in 1900.<BR><BR> The mansion houses over 100 uniquely designed rooms, most with working fireplaces. In addition to his corporate duties, Mr. Bourne was Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and had as many as seven of his yachts docked in the basin in front of the existing boathouse.<BR><BR> In 1926 the property was purchased by the De LaSalle Congregation of Brothers who transformed it into the La Salle Military Academy which they ran successfully for over 75 years. <BR><BR> <b>Manhattan</b>: The Manhattan campus of St. John's University offers the supportive environment and world-class programs you expect of a leading Catholic university.<BR><BR> This ten-story, prize-winning "vertical campus" features an airy, five-story entrance atrium, 16 conference and seminar rooms, and high-tech classrooms. Explore the outstanding degree programs offered here.<BR><BR> Our first-floor features an exercise room as well as a cafeteria providing students and employees with an attractive and comfortable space in which to enjoy wholesome meals. Our fifth-floor Student Activities Center features lounges, a game room and offices for student clubs. Residential facilities are available for 199 students, with options for double, triple or quad occupancy.<BR><BR> Situated across from the Hudson River, at 101 Murray Street, our Manhattan facility is only a few blocks from Battery Park City, trendy TriBeCa, Wall Street and the city's financial district, which are well served by mass transit with easy access to subways, buses and the PATH to New Jersey.

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Admissions Office Contact

8000 Utopia Parkway
Newman Hall, room 106
Jamaica, NY 11439


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