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Department of Secondary Education

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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. 

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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  


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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.

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Important Information

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 
  • 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: 

  • Mercy College Application 
  • Transcript 

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