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Welcome to the School of Education at Mercy College! 

As Interim Dean, I am excited to share with you our extensive array of programs, including offerings in early childhood, childhood, secondary education, literacy, TESOL, special education, and leadership. Whether you wish to teach in a preschool, elementary school, or high school, our programs offer a variety of options.

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After July 1, 2016

GRE required for all programs leading to certification. Download the Mercy College School of Education GRE FAQs.

Contact Us

Contact the School of Education at:

(914) 674-7350

Become an Educator: Make an Impact on Teaching and Learning

Join the Mercy College School of Education family to prepare to become a teacher or school leader ready to meet today’s education challenges. You can earn your master’s degree, certification in your chosen area and clinical experience while working with our outstanding faculty in Mercy College programs, all of which are nationally recognized. Learn more

Certification Test Safety Nets Extended

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently extended the certification test safety nets by a year, to June 30, 2017. All certification requirements must be completed by June 30, 2018. Read more about certification safety nets, including the notification of safety net extensions

Learn what is happening with faculty, students and on campus.

Bronx Parent Center

The Bronx Parent Center was launched in October 2012 in an effort to get parents in the Bronx more involved in their children's education. The Center seeks to give parents the knowledge and skills they need to become active participants in their children's education.

The Global Education Review focuses on critical issues in education with implications for policy nationally and globally.

From the Military to Mercy College to Math Teacher

Earn a tuition-free Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education funded by the National Science Foundation. 

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We are proud to announce that the Mercy College School of Education is the first institution in the United States to be awarded initial national accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and its successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Professionals (CAEP). In addition, all of our master's degree education programs in Childhood, Early Childhood, Secondary Education (English, Mathematics, Science (Biology) and Social Studies), TESOL, Literacy and School Leadership are nationally recognized by their professional associations. National accreditation provides a seal of approval for Mercy and enhances our graduates' credentials when seeking employment. Learn more.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshops

Training in the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is required for everyone seeking certification. Mercy College offers six-hour DASA workshops to its students and the general public for $60. 

For more information about the Mercy DASA program, including our schedule of upcoming workshops, please visit our website:

If you have questions about our DASA workshops after visiting the site, feel free to email us at

Test Prep Workshops

The Mercy College School of Education is now offering test preparation workshops for certification tests. We currently offer overview workshops on the Educating All Students (EAS) test, the Academic Skills Literacy Test (ALST), the Content Specialty Tests (CST), for Early Childhood, Childhood and Students with Disabilities and the School Building Leader test. Students have found these workshops very helpful for passing the exams. 

We also offer workshops on Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention and Intervention, both of which are required for certification. 

Please note that these workshops are only open to Mercy students. The cost for the workshops is $30. To register and pay, please go to: mercy_testprep

The School of Education recommends that teacher candidates take the tests according to the following schedule:

  • ALST - 9 credits
  • EAS - 12 credits
  • CST - 27 credits

If you have any questions about the test preparation workshops please email Anna Gedrich (