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St. John's University

Program in Literacy

Queens, NY

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching literacy
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching literacy (B-6) and TESOL (K-12)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literacy
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching literacy (5-12) and TESOL (K-12)
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Literacy leadership
Advanced Certificate (Adv C) Teaching literacy
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Teaching literacy (B-6) and teaching children with disabilities in childhood education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 28
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Practicum completion of 50-hours of field work
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

63
Applied
58
Accepted
52
Enrolled
92%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, statement of goals, official master's transcripts

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

87
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.39%
Black or African American 13.79%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown 10.34%

Gender

Male (9%)
Female (90%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Literacy and language; diversity; urban education; reading and writing; digital literacies
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

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