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Message from Dean Rose Rudnitski

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 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.

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Five-Year Programs

Innovative programs that allow students to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years.

Specialized Programs

Programs for teachers and students.

Center for STEM Education

 

Publications and Newsletter

Global Education Review

A referred open access journal to inform education policy worldwide. 

Mavericks' Education Journal

An academic journal published annually by graduate students in the School of Education at Mercy College. 

School of Education Newsletter

Mercy College School of Education news.

GRE or Praxis

After December 13, 2017, the GRE or Praxis exam admission requirement is waived for certified in-service teachers and school administrators who have already completed a graduate program and who are returning to pursue additional graduate-level work for additional certifications, per state legislation [(A.3676(Glick)/S.2487 (LaValle)].

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Profiles

Faculty directory and contact information.

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Article from Lorraine Campanelli, Director, CIS , Dobbs Ferry, NY 

There is a Nigerian Proverb that states, "It takes a village to raise a child." Thankfully, in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, NY we are blessed to have so many resources that give of themselves to help our Cabrini Kids. 

Such is the case with Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry. Every summer graduate students come to the Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS) to work with some of our Kids. Dr. Barbara Keckler, Associate Professor, Literacy and Multilingual Studies at the School of Education at Mercy College, teaches the course, Assessing and Correcting Literacy Problems: Practicum in Early Childhood and Childhood. 

The graduate students attend class during the day and then in the afternoon, they come to CIS to complete the practicum component of the class. They come twice a week to work with our children. They do pre-testing, reading aloud, comprehension as well as teaching our kids some techniques to help them with the reading. 

On the last day of the program, the Mercy College students gave our kids a party. It was a great way to celebrate the end of the semester. In additional to some party food, the Mercy students gave each of our kids a certificate for academic achievement. They also brought them some gifts such as books, crayons, pencils, etc. 

Thank you to our kids for attending the program and also to Dr. Keckler and the students from Mercy College. We look forward to having the program again next summer. 

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.