School of Education

About the School of Education

The Mercy College School of Education is a recognized leader in the preparation and certification of outstanding teachers, and is highly ranked in the placement of administrators in the New York City public school system.

Distinctions:

  • The School of Education is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse schools in the nation, ranking in the top 10 by Diverse Education.com.
  • Mercy College alum named National Teacher of the Year by President Obama. Upon graduating from Mercy College in 2002, Anthony Mullen dedicated himself to teaching students who were viewed as beyond the reach of education. His hard work and determination has paid off. In April 2009, he was named National Teacher of the Year by President Obama in a ceremony at The White House.
  • In recent surveys of over 40 colleges and universities nationwide that have School Building Leadership programs, the School of Education at Mercy College ranked 4th in the placement of Assistant Principals and 6th in the placement of Principals in New York City public schools.
  • The School of Education is recognized as a leader in the preparation and certification of outstanding teachers, with approximately 2,000 students in graduate education programs.
  • The School of Education employs full-time advisors, is located in 5 convenient campuses, and offers flexible on-campus and online course schedules, weekend courses and programs.
  • The School of Education offers graduate students the opportunity to acquire skills and credentials in eight teaching and administrative specialization areas: Master of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, Teaching Literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Bilingual Education, and School Building Leadership.
  • The School of Education offers extension certificate programs in Special Education, Literacy, TESOL, Bilingual Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and School District Leader.
  • The School of Education is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse schools in the nation. In 2007, Mercy College was ranked # 9 in the number of Hispanic-Americans receiving a Master’s degree in Education, # 10 in the number of African-Americans receiving a Master’s degree in Education, and # 7 in total minorities receiving a Master’s degree in Education, according to Diverse Education.com.
  • The School of Education offers an innovative Five Year B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program that allows students interested in the teaching profession to earn both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master's degree in 5 years, reducing the time and cost needed to invest in a Master’s degree.
  • The School of Education offers fifteen (15) fully online Master of Science programs. Online distance learning is an area of rapid growth in higher education, as students pursuing degrees seek convenience and flexibility in the delivery of instruction. By providing innovative and high-quality online programs of study, Mercy College is able to increase options for students and meet student demand.
  • In recent surveys of over 40 colleges and universities nationwide that have School Building Leadership programs, the School of Education at Mercy College ranked 4th in the placement of Assistant Principals and 6th in the placement of Principals in New York City public schools.
  • The School of Education employs full-time and adjunct faculties who are practitioners in the field, including superintendents, principals, staff developers, literacy and math coaches, etc.
  • The School of Education collaborates with school communities throughout New York City and Westchester by offering Mercy College courses, programs of study, and professional development opportunities through such venues as teacher centers and teacher unions.
  • The School of Education assists graduate education students in preparing for various New York State Teacher Certification Examinations through on-site tutoring. State exam pass rates for all exams are over 90%.
  • The faculty of the School of Education has won several prestigious awards and has published extensively. For example, in the academic year 2008-2009, one faculty member received the 2008 Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator, presented by the National Council of Teachers of English. A second faculty member was the author of a book on autism, published in November 2008 and entitled "An Establishing Operation for Academic Response Acquisition: Testing the Effects of an Establishing Operation on Response Acquisition and its Differential...on Performance Tasks of Children with Autism." A third faculty member co-authored a book on ethnographic studies, published in April 2009 and entitled “Ethnographic Observation and Analysis: Research in American Classrooms.”
  • The School of Education has an employment rate close to 100%, and a retention rate of over 90%. Alumni and current students are employed throughout the New York metropolitan area, including New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.