NYSUT ELT and Mercy College
NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and Mercy College have partnered to deliver an online graduate education program and Advanced Certificate programs to NYSUT members with flexible schedules at an affordable cost. NYSUT members can obtain a graduate degree and/or fulfill state certification requirements online.
ELT courses are offered online so students can complete the required courses in a few semesters or spread them over a longer period of time.
After completing the required course(s) with NYSUT with a B or better average, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation into one of the partnership programs. These courses are available to NYSUT members pursuing a Master’s degree and/or Advanced Certificate programs as well as those members interested in individual courses only (i.e., not pursuing the full degree program).
After completing NYSUT core course with a grade of B or above, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.
Courses through this program are less than half the price of tuition at Mercy College. Once students have completed the courses through the NYSUT and apply to Mercy College, they can still receive a 33% discount on the standard tuition rates with their NYSUT and/or UFT membership.
- Only 5 NYSUT ELT courses can be applied to a Master’s partnership program with Mercy College. (1-2 for Advanced Certificate, depending on the program).
- Remaining courses are taken online through Mercy after successful matriculation.
- Ten (10) hours Field Work is required.
- If completing field work, a Taskstream account is required.
Teaching Literacy Master’s Degree
5 courses available through NYSUT
Teaching Literacy Advanced Certification
2 courses available through NYSUT
TESOL Advanced Certification
1 course available through NYSUT
NYSUT/ELT Frequently Asked Questions
What is NYSUT/ELT?
NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and Mercy College have partnered to deliver an online graduate education program and Advanced Certificate programs to NYSUT members with flexible schedules at an affordable cost.
Are the courses online or in-person?
Courses are offered online.
How many course can I take through NYSUT?
1-2 courses for Ad Cert programs. Up to 5 courses for a Masters program.
What programs are available through NYSUT?
- TESOL – Advanced Cert
- Teaching Literacy – MS program
- Teaching Literacy – Advanced Cert
What is the minimum grade needed to obtain credit?
Students must receive a grad of B or better.
What kind of discount will I receive once I matriculate to Mercy?
Students are eligible to receive a 33% discount once the course work is completed through NYSUT.
Do I have to apply to Mercy after completing the course through NYSUT?
Yes, a Graduate application must be completed. You will be able to submit your application here.
When should I apply to Mercy College?
- NYSUT courses completed prior to September 1st – Fall Semester start term.
- NYSUT courses complete prior to January 15th – Spring Semester start term.
Applying to Mercy College
Fall term - NYSUT courses need to be completed before September 1
Spring term - NYSUT courses need to be completed before January 15