Skip to main

Update: Mercy's COVID-19 Policies

For the latest information about Mercy’s COVID-19 policies click here.  STUDENTS: To upload your vaccination documentation, click here.  

Department of Secondary Education

Overview

The Department of Secondary Education prepares teachers to meet the needs of adolescents during their middle and high school years. Your favorite subject in high school unlocked a new world for you. Adolescence is a transformative time, and a great teacher can help students explore disciplines, hone their skills and pursue a career path.  

Graduates are prepared for New York State Teacher Certification, usually within two years. Candidates may pursue single certification in: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies, or English. 

Full-Time Faculty

Photo
Eric Martone Interim Dean, SED

Associate Professor
Secondary Education
emartone@mercy.edu
Associate Professor William Farber
William Farber Associate Professor
Secondary Education
wfarber@mercy.edu
Dr. Gunning
Amanda Gunning Associate Professor
Secondary Education

Co-Director, Center for STEM Education

Chair, Department of Secondary Education
agunning@mercy.edu
Mercy seal; placeholder for person with no headshot available
Nancy Heilbronner Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Associate Professor
Secondary Education
nheilbronner@mercy.edu
Meghan Marrero photo
Meghan Marrero Professor
Secondary Education

Co-Director, Center for STEM Education
mmarrero3@mercy.edu
Mercy seal; placeholder for person with no headshot available
Erica Newhouse Assistant Professor
Secondary Education
enewhouse@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Mercy seal; placeholder for person with no headshot available
Howard Miller Adjunct Professor
Secondary Education
HMiller@mercy.edu
Mercy seal; placeholder for person with no headshot available
Andrew Peiser Adjunct Professor
Secondary Education

The Mercy Advantage

  • Small student/teacher ratios within the classroom  

  • Combination of theoretical and practical, with fieldwork experiences for most courses  

  • Strong relationships with schools across New York City and Westchester, to help you graduate with experience and professional contacts  

Specializations

Five Year Dual Degree Teacher Education Program 

Interested in becoming a teacher? Take a look at our Dual Degree Program which allows students interested in the teaching profession to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace.

Important Information

Program Accolades

Admissions Requirements

MS Programs: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher and pre-requisite course work with a minimum of a C average. 

BS or BA Degree and Coursework to Include: 

  • Mathematical Processes - 6 credits 
    Historical and Social Sciences - 6 credits 

  • Language Other Than English - 3 credits 
    Information Retrieval - 3 credits 

  • Communications/Humanities/Written Analysis and Expression - 3 credits 

  • Artistic Expression - 3 credits 

  • Scientific Processes - 6 credits 

  • 30 credits in the area of certification (e.g. biology, mathematics, etc.) 

In addition, candidates should submit the following: 

*Please note that all students must take the GRE or Praxis Core Academic Skills Test unless applying for the non-certification (Educational Studies) option. 

Programs Offered