Master of Science in Adolescence Education / Grades 7-12
Mercy College

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Adolescence Education is designed for those pursuing teaching positions in Grades 7-12 in the areas of English, mathematics, social studies, and science.  The program provides professional preparation for candidates planning to teach and serve as educational leaders.  Graduates are 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.


  • 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