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The School of Education Graduate Division through St. John's Online Learning offers graduate online degree programs and advanced certificate programs.

Our graduate degree programs are fully accredited by the New York State Department of Education. The small class size offers personal attention and courses are taught by the same outstanding full-time faculty members who teach our on-campus courses. There is also a wide range of university services available online.

  • M.S.Ed. Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education
    • Focuses on the diagnosis, intervention, program planning, program evaluation, and research of learning and behavioral disorders.
    • Qualifies graduates for New York State initial certification as a teacher of students with disabilities at the childhood level.
  • M.S.Ed Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    Identify, adopt, adapt and design curricula, instruction, materials and resources that address the varied linguistic, proficiency, cognitive levels and socio-cultural backgrounds of individual English Language Learners (ELLs), based on relevant state and national standards and research-based exemplary practices in TESOL, K-12.

Advanced Certificate Programs in TESOL or Bilingual Education–ITI
Intensive Teaching Institute (ITI) in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language is funded by New York State Education Department (NYSED) in partnership with St. John’s University, Graduate Programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Created to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers in New York State, St. John’s University and the Intensive Teaching Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ITI-BE) provide almost total tuition assistance for approved, already certified New York State public school educators and counselors working in grades K-12.

  • ITI Certificate Programs:
    • Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education: ITI
    • Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education Special Education: ITI
    • Advanced Certificate in TESOL: ITI
    • Advanced Certificate in TESOL Special Education: ITI

Other available certificate programs include:

  • Bilingual Education Extension Certificate Program
    • 15 graduate credit course sequence leading to a bilingual extension certificate.
    • Program focuses on the theory, multicultural perspectives, and practical background to work in bilingual and/or dual-language classroom settings.
  • Gifted Education Teacher Advanced Certificate Program
    • 12-credit program.
    • Provides educators with a solid background of expertise in gifted education, enabling them to work effectively with a diverse population of exceptionally capable learners, and to take leadership roles in the field.
    • Satisfies New York State requirements for the gifted certificate extension, students may apply these credits toward an Advanced Certificate in Instructional Leadership.

School Administration/ Leadership Online Degree & Advanced Certificate Programs are also available.

Complete the form on the right to speak with a representative and learn more about The School of Education’s online degree programs at St. John’s University.

St. John’s University, one of America’s leading Catholic universities, makes it possible for you to get a high-quality education through online instruction!

Whether you are a traditional college student, a working professional, or a returning adult student, our web-based programs offer flexibility combined with an interactive educational experience.

Highlights of Distance Learning at St. John’s University

  • Programs are offered 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle (See Our Programs)
  • Full- & part-time options available
  • The same top notch quality curriculum and faculty as traditional, on-campus degree programs
  • Same consideration for financial aid whether you are studying on campus or online
  • Small, highly interactive classes – actively engage with instructor and fellow students via virtual classroom
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked St. John's University's undergraduate distance learning programs in the top 30 in the country in student engagement
  • Connections with industry leaders via our large alumni network
  • Access to University amenities, including academic advisement, career guidance, financial aid management and library resources
  • Accredited by Middle States, Sloan-C consortium and the New York State Education Department

Complete the form on the right to speak with a representative and learn more about the Distance Learning Programs at St. John’s University.



Whether you are around the corner from a St. John’s campus or around the world, you can finish your degree—or earn an advanced degree—online.

Our accredited online programs and distinguished reputation position you for success in your career. We offer online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of subject areas.

Undergraduate Programs