Brooklyn Child Study Major

Brooklyn Child Study Major

Educate young minds. Lead a classroom. Get ready.

Get early classroom experience; learn in a small, tight-knit community; and enjoy collaborating with your professors and peers every day.

Major in child study at St. Joseph's University and graduate prepared to ace all of your teaching certification exams and ready to help sculpt the minds of tomorrow’s leaders. Our child study program gives its students the confidence to stand in front of a classroom and educate newborns to sixth-graders.

Our child study students gain quality experience early on in their college careers, right on campus. Our Dillon Child Study Center is an ideal setting for you to practice what you learn in the classroom.

Choose from a wide array of concentrations and learn at an institution that consistently ranks among the best teaching programs in the New York Metropolitan area. If you’re driven by a passion to cultivate the minds of tomorrow’s leaders, you’ll learn quickly that our Brooklyn campus' child study major is the perfect fit.

Nicole QuintanaNicole Quintana ’19, M.A. ’21
B.A. in Child Study with a Concentration in English
M.A. in Special Education

"I loved the child study program at St. Joseph's for so many reasons. Each professor in the Child Study Department played a significant role in preparing me to be the teacher I am today. They put so much passion into their lectures to ensure that their students know exactly what they need for the future. This department has the best reputation in New York for a reason — it all stems from the passion of its professors and the dedication from the head of the department, Susan Straut Collard. I would not be the teacher I am today, nor would I possess the knowledge I do, without the Child Study Department at St. Joseph's University."

Hear from our Child Study students

The Brooklyn Child Study Experience

Get Certified: Typically, well over 90 percent of our child study graduates land a teaching job within the first couple of months after graduation.


Be in Demand: Across the tri-state region, child study graduates are constantly needed to fill teaching and school administrative positions.


Develop Your Skills: Your courses will include classroom experience in the Dillon Child Study Center, a preschool located right on campus, and at local elementary schools. The classes at our Brooklyn campus will prepare you for student teaching, where you lead classes and acquire valuable instructional experience with the guidance of a teacher.