Message from Dean Martone


Message from Dean Eric Martone

As Dean, I welcome you to the School of Education! Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Here at Mercy University, our programs span the entire educational spectrum from early childhood through high school, including offerings in early childhood, childhood, secondary education, literacy, TESOL, bilingual education, special education, and educational leadership. We also offer a unique five-year program, so that if you are an undergraduate student, you can begin taking graduate classes before you graduate and earn a bachelor's and a master’s degree in five years.

Whether you are a pre-service or in-service teacher, you can pursue a first or even a second master’s degree. The School of Education is nationally accredited by CAEP.  All students will find a supportive home at the School of Education with our world-class faculty and supports for certification.

In 2020, our Early Childhood and Childhood MS programs were ranked # 10 by, #15 by with distinction for its birth-grade 2 focus, and ranked by as a "top pick." Our adolescence education MS program was recognized with distinction by for its urban school focus and ranked # 2 by the Guide to Online Schools. Our TESOL MS program and students with disabilities MS programs were each ranked # 3 by the Guide to Online Schools, while our educational leadership MS programs were ranked # 3 by In addition, our School of Education received overall recognition as an exceptional provider of online graduate education programs, ranking #4 on's 2020 Best Online Master's in Education Programs.

School of Education faculty also currently direct our innovative and widely-recognized Mercy University Center for STEM Education, and the university was recognized by the White House as a high-quality Hispanic serving institution.

I encourage you to explore our School and hope to welcome you to Mercy University!

Eric Martone, Ph.D.

Dean & Professor of History/Social Studies Education