2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Adolescence Education, B.S./M.A., Literacy & Cognition (SJNY Long Island)

This five-year program will serve our current undergraduate population and allow the students to remain at St. Joseph’s University to pursue a graduate degree in Literacy and Cognition. The primary goal of this program is to help prepare academically qualified junior and senior undergraduate students to pursue a master’s degree as well as earn an additional teaching certification as a Literacy Specialist, thereby creating increased employment opportunities and enhancing their abilities as they enter the field of education. Students will receive a strong foundation in the teaching of reading and writing that contribute to the effectiveness of a classroom teacher and literacy specialist.

Students may apply in the last semester of their sophomore year. Qualified students who are accepted to the 5- year program will enroll in one graduate course for each semester of their junior and senior year.
These four courses will count as general electives at the undergraduate level and incur no extra tuition beyond the regular undergraduate tuition. The remaining eight graduate courses will be completed after students have earned their bachelor’s degrees.

Admission Requirements:

  • Overall and major GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of three of the following courses with a grade of B or better:

o EDU 115
o PSY 220
o EDU 121
o EDU 234
o EDU 240

  • Note: For professional certification, students are required to complete undergraduate courses in the following areas, with grades of B or better: 6 credits of English, 6 credits of Mathematics, 6 credits of Science, and 6 credits of Social Science.

Timeline & Courses

Junior Year - Fall: 3 credits

CSL 500

Junior Year - Spring: 3 credits

CSL 600

Senior Year - Fall: 3 credits

CSL 590 (10 hrs.)

Senior Year - Spring: 3 credits

CSL 550