Master of Science in Childhood Education / Grades 1-6
Mercy College

Program Details

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.


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. 

  • B.S. degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Resume
  • An Assessment Interview is recommended
  • College Transcript with evidence of the following credits and a 3.0 average in these courses:
    • Mathematical processes (6 credits)
    • Scientific processes (6 credits)
    • Historical and social sciences (6 credits)
    • Language other than English (3 credits)
    • Information Retrieval (3 credits)
    • Communications/ Humanities/ Written analysis and expression (3 credits)
    • Artistic expression (3 credits)
  • Official GRE General Test scores or Praxis Core Academic Skills Test

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education