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A trailblazer in the field of education, the Mercy College School of Education made history by becoming 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, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Social Studies), Special Education, TESOL, Literacy, and Educational 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.

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.  All students will find a supportive home at the School of Education with our world-class faculty and supports for certification.

Many of our graduate degree programs have been nationally ranked. In 2019, our Early Childhood and Childhood MS programs were ranked # 1 by the Guide to Online Schools and # 13 by, our adolescence education MS program was ranked # 14 by, and our TESOL MS program was ranked  # 3 by the Guide to Online Schools and # 7 by In addition, our School of Education received overall recognition as an exceptional provider of online graduate education programs, ranking # 6 on the Guide to Online Schools' Best Online Colleges for a Master's in Education.

School of Education faculty also currently direct our innovative and widely-recognized Mercy College Center for STEM Education, and the college was recognized by the White House as a high-quality Hispanic serving institution.


Eric Martone, Ph.D.

Interim Dean & Associate Professor of History/Social Studies Education

Meet the School of Education's Outstanding Faculty

Faculty Profiles


Faculty directory and contact information.


Publications and News

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 News

Mercy College School of Education news.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Academic Awardees, Scholarship Recipients, & PDK Inductees!

Click here for our videos celebrating our students' accomplishments.

NYSED has announced a new, temporary certification pathway (Emergency COVID-19 Certificate) to assist all individuals facing difficulties in completing their certification tests due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who have completed their academic programs leading to certification prior to September 1, 2020, but who have not met all certification testing requirements for the certificate or extension they are seeking, are generally eligible for this temporary certificate.

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Special Programs and STEM Education Center

Five-Year Programs

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

Special Programs

Grant-funded teacher certification and professional learning programs for teachers and students.

Center for STEM Education