Department of Secondary Education
The Department of Secondary Education prepares teachers to meet the needs of adolescents during their middle and high school years. Your favorite subject in high school unlocked a new world for you. Adolescence is a transformative time, and a great teacher can help students explore disciplines, hone their skills and pursue a career path.
Graduates are prepared for New York State Teacher Certification, usually within two years. Candidates may pursue single certification in: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies, or English.
The Mercy Advantage
Small student/teacher ratios within the classroom
Combination of theoretical and practical, with fieldwork experiences for most courses
Strong relationships with schools across New York City and Westchester, to help you graduate with experience and professional contacts
Five Year Dual Degree Teacher Education Program
Interested in becoming a teacher? Take a look at our Dual Degree Program which allows students interested in the teaching profession to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace.
Ranked # 2 on the Guide to Online Schools' list of the Best Master's in Secondary Education Online Programs in 2020
Ranked on Intelligent.com's list of the Top 50 Best Online Master's in Secondary Education Degree Programs for 2020 and was cited with a unique distinction for its urban school focus
Ranked by OnlineMasters.com as one of the Best Master's in Secondary Education Programs for 2019
MS Programs: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher and pre-requisite course work with a minimum of a C average.
BS or BA Degree and Coursework to Include:
- Mathematical Processes - 6 credits
- Historical and Social Sciences - 6 credits
- Language Other Than English - 3 credits
- Communications/Humanities/Written Analysis and Expression - 3 credits
- Artistic Expression - 3 credits Scientific Processes - 6 credits
- 30 credits in the area of certification (e.g. biology, mathematics, etc.)
In addition, candidates should submit the following:
- Mercy College Application
Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12), Master's Degree