Developing high-achieving educators since 1916.
Obtain early classroom experience at our renowned on-site Dillon Center, choose from more than 10 areas of concentration and learn at an institution that consistently ranks among the best teaching programs in the New York Metropolitan area.
There’s a reason 97 percent of SJC Brooklyn child study graduates from May 2017 landed a teaching job by September.
Child study graduates are in constant demand in tri-state area schools and beyond the region as teachers, school administrators, principals and superintendents. Learn the skills and knowledge needed to transform yourself into an influencer and a successful educator.
Begin your journey to the classroom today.
Nicola Lynch '08, M.A. '10
Assistant Principal, P.S./I.S. 113Q
“Being a St. Joseph’s graduate has afforded me wonderful opportunities in my career path. The child study program is designed to prepare students for success in the ever-changing world of education — the knowledgeable faculty strive to stay up to date on current changes that are taking place in the education field. The calling of being an educator is truly fostered through the entire child study program, and I am proud to be an SJC alumna.”
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Child Study Major
The first step toward a rewarding career in teaching.
Child Study Major
The B.A. in Child Study is a hallmark program of St. Joseph’s College, providing an outstanding education that is consistently ranked among the best teaching programs in the New York Metropolitan area. The teacher education program is registered and fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The B.A. in Child Study is the only program in the New York City area that prepares students for New York state teaching certification in four areas within one department: Early Childhood (birth-second grade), Childhood (first-sixth grade), Early Childhood: Students with Disabilities (birth-second grade) and Childhood: Students with Disabilities (first-sixth grade).
Child Study Concentrations
Teaching concentrations in your area of interest.
Bilingual Certificate Extension
Enhance your teaching career with a second language.
This certificate extension program is suitable for teachers who have basic certifications in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Childhood Education and/or Childhood Special Education, and Secondary Education. The courses offered are appropriate for teachers who, in addition to English, are proficient in another language and who wish to continue their expertise in teaching by acquiring knowledge and developing competencies working in a bilingual classroom or as a teacher of students with speech and language disabilities.
Curriculum — Five Courses/15 Credits:
• CS/EDU 340 — Foundations, Theory and Practice of Bilingual General and Special Education
• CS/EDU 341 — Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in General and Special Education
• CS/EDU 342 — Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts in General and Special Education
• CS/EDU 343 — Methods of Teaching Core Subject Areas in the Native Language and English in General and Special Education
• CS/EDU 344 — Assessment Strategies in Bilingual Special Education
Pre-requisite: In addition to English, proficiency in a second language.
Did You Know?
The B.A. in Child Study is the only program in the New York City area that prepares students for state teaching certification in four areas within one department: Early Childhood (birth-second grade), Childhood (first-sixth grade), Early Childhood: Students with Disabilities (birth-second grade) and Childhood: Students with Disabilities (first-sixth grade).