Welcome to the Child Study Department

Welcome to the Child Study Department

St. Joseph's College is the teacher’s college of Long Island.

Early classroom experience, four teaching certification areas, consistently ranked among the best teaching programs in the New York Metropolitan area — this is the SJC Long Island Department of Child Study.

Experience a variety of settings that include private, parochial and public schools and in general education, inclusive and self-contained special education classrooms. Learn the skills and knowledge needed to transform yourself into a influencer and a successful educator. Many of our students are hired by the schools in which they conduct their sophomore-year fieldwork and senior-year student teaching.

Child study graduates are in constant demand in tri-state area schools and beyond the region as teachers, school administrators, principals and superintendents. Begin your journey into the classroom today.


Erin GlennonErin Glennon '13
Child Study Major • Concentration in Mathematics

“I would not be where I am today, if I did not have the confidence and pride that St, Joseph's has instilled in me. They opened up my world to endless possibilities by helping me discover the educator that I was meant to be.

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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 Long Island 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).

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Child Study Concentrations
More than 15 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 Long Island 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).