Program Testimonials

“St. Joseph’s child study graduates are welcomed everywhere.”
— Sister Miriam Honora Corr, Ed.D., former chair, Department of Child Study


“We’re continually getting calls from principals asking if we have any graduates available because they know the reputation of our program. We only rarely can help because our students almost always are already placed by that point.” 
— Susan Straut-Collard, Ph.D., co-chair, Department of Child Study


“The excellent teaching education I received at St. Joseph's University gave me the knowledge, practical experience and confidence I needed to become a successful special education teacher. The many supportive instructors in the child study department not only prepare students to become capable, caring teachers — they prepare professionals.”
— Joan Curtis ’82, Department of Child Study faculty member


“What I would like to draw people’s attention to is the wonderful faculty at St. Joseph's University. The faculty at St. Joseph's University can be counted on for their interest and commitment to maximize student preparedness. Principals look for our students to place for their student teaching experiences and certainly to hire for teaching positions after they graduate.”
— Virginia Ryan ’83, principal, Barton Elementary School, Patchogue, New York


“The curriculum in the child study department truly prepared me for the challenges which occur in the field of modern education.”
— Nickie DiPietro ’81, CPSE chair, Brentwood U.F.S.D., Brentwood, New York


“As principal of the William O'Connor School, I have also had the opportunity to interview graduating students who are seeking employment in the field of preschool education. The portfolio that these candidates bring to the interview demonstrates the high level of standards that your College expects from their students. We have been fortunate that several of your students have accepted positions here and are now working as teachers. They are an asset to our program.”
— Bernadette M. Flynn, Ed.D., principal, William O'Connor School, Bay Ridge; assistant director, Brooklyn Region, New York League for Early Learning


“I am truly thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from a most professional and dedicated staff that comprises the St. Joseph's University child study department. As a result of the child study department's knowledge and commitment to high standards, I was well prepared for the challenges that I incur in my current position. I am proud to be a graduate of St. Joseph's University and have great confidence in the child study department’s staff in preparing future educators to reach their highest aspirations.”
— Dina Monastero, C.S.E. chair/special education teacher, Brentwood, Long Island U.F.S.D.