The Department of Education Specialties in The School of Education at St. John’s University offers a 33-credit online program that qualifies students for New York State initial certification as a teacher of students with disabilities at the childhood level (Grades 1-6). The program places an emphasis on educational practices with documented effectiveness for teaching diverse learners and allows students the flexibility of attending class, accessing materials, and interacting with professors when most convenient for their schedule.
Our Special Education online program is unique in that it allows students to develop skills to teach exceptional students in schools, clinics, and early intervention settings. Students in the program are exposed to instructors, current researchers, and leaders in the field of special education, as well as instructors with many years of experience and expertise working directly with children in diverse, multi-cultural, and high-needs urban and suburban school settings.
This online program requires a completion of 150 hours of practicum experience.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education