240
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Program in Special Education

Overview

St. John's University / Program in Special Education is located in Queens, NY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Teaching children with disabilities in adolescent education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching students with disabilities and early childhood education (B-2)
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching children with disabilities in childhood education (1-6)
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching children with disabilities in adolescent education (7-12)
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Teaching children with disabilities in childhood education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Childhood and childhood special education

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 132
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, MAT, or PRAXIS
Comp Exam Required
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 at time of graduation, 150 hours of practicum in-field experience in a special needs setting, teaching portfolio
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 at time of graduation, 150 hours of practicum in-field experience in a special needs setting, teaching portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

104
Enrolled

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 17th August 17th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE, MAT, or PRAXIS
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of goals (personal essay), official undergraduate transcripts, initial teaching certification
Additional Entrance Requirements Initial teaching certification, first master's transcripts, statement of purpose
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

240
Total Graduate Students
81%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
18%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.67%
Black or African American 22.08%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.42%
Two or more races 2.92%
Unknown 8.75%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Evidence-based practices for prevention of peer victimization/abuse; autism and intellectual disabilities; interpersonal decision making, empowerment and self-determination skills; academic motivation, literacy skill development, language and communication skills among adolescents with learning disabilities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY  11439
United States
Contact Dr. John Spiridakis
Chair
Email: spiridaj@stjohns.edu
Phone: 718-990-5591