As Interim 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 College, 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 both NCATE and CAEP, the first institution in the country to be so dually accredited, and its Early Childhood online program was ranked #7 nationally in 2016. In addition, the School of Education has recently opened a Mercy College Center for STEM Education, and the college was recognized by the White House as a high-quality Hispanic serving institution. Learn more.
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The Five-Year BS/MS Programs is an innovative academic program that allows students who are interested in the teaching profession to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years. A key feature of this program allows students to take up to 15 graduate education credits during their junior and senior years, charged at the lower undergraduate tuition rate, and these credits can be used toward satisfying their bachelor’s as well as their master’s degree requirements. Combining undergraduate and graduate degree programs streamlines the teacher preparation program and enables students to achieve teacher certification on an accelerated basis, reducing the time and cost needed to earn a master’s degree. Learn more.
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.
The Mercy College School of Education offers test preparation workshops for certification tests. We currently offer overview workshops on:
Students have found these workshops very helpful for passing the exams. All test prep workshops listed above are open to Mercy students, alumni and the general public.
We also offer workshops on Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention and Intervention, both of which are required for certification. These two workshops are open to Mercy College students only.
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If you have any questions about the test preparation workshops, please email Anna Gedrich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: www.mercy.edu/dasa.
If you have questions about our DASA workshops after visiting the site, feel free to email us at email@example.com.