The Master of Science in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 offered at Mercy College is designed to explain and analyze major theories and philosophies that address cognitive development for children in grades 1-6. Students learn to implement learning opportunities that encourage individual and collaborative work, and to condition and train teachers who strive for professional growth.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Mercy College is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, PRAXIS
Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Interview
- A minimum of one year's teaching experience as the teacher of record is required. Candidates who do not yet have appropriate experience at both the lower and upper grade levels covered by their prospective certification areas will fulfill this requirement by completing 20 days of supervised student teaching in each area of certification they are seeking.