The Mercy College educational unit is dedicated to preparing effective educators, including teachers and other school professionals, who are reflective practitioners, equipped with the knowledge base, technological skills, research tools, and professional strategies and insights to empower them to help diverse populations of students succeed in their learning and community environments. The values of competency, diversity, and ethical practice support the proficient development of candidates enabling them to become skilled professionals and lifelong learners. The unit is committed to creating innovative, flexible, and accessible programs of study for its candidates, and to developing partnerships and opportunities for collaboration and clinical experiences within Mercy College and with external communities.
Teacher certification is conferred by the New York State Education Department to candidates who meet all requirements for the issuance of the certificate. The School of Education masters programs lead to either an initial or professional certification recommendation depending on the candidates teaching experience and academic preparation. Learn more.
This section will provide information about the performance of our Education Candidates. We show the typical process for assessing candidates and typical results from our assessment process for each of our programs, we use these findings to improve our programs and services. Learn more.