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IMPORTANT: Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

  • they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
  • they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
  • they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
  • they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.


NOTE ABOUT CERTIFICATION
Upon completion of the dual certification program in Literacy, Mercy College will recommend candidates for New York State certification in both Literacy, Birth-Grade 6, and Literacy, Grades 5-12.

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for the same course twice.


Master of Science in Education

The NYSUT Education and Learning Trust in collaboration with Mercy College invite you to participate in a 15-credit (maximum) program designed to lead to one of several different Master of Science in Education degrees from Mercy College as well as certification from the New York State Education Department. These courses may lead to a Master of Science degree and certification in one of the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2
  • Master of Science in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
  • Master of Science Degree in Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12
  • Master of Science Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)

Program participants have an opportunity to earn up to 15 education credits and apply successfully completed courses toward a Mercy College master’s degree. NYSUT/ELT offers these courses as part of a diverse degree program. Tuition for graduate courses is $1,350 per 3-credit course. A discount of 40% is applicable to active dues-paying UFT/NYSUT members (currently $804), which includes a $50 registration fee. There will be a $50 administration fee for cancelling your participation in a class. Students will be charged 2 weeks prior to the start of class.

Be mindful: New York State regulation (effective Fall of 2016) requires that all graduate schools of education use a standardized test as part of the admission process. If you are planning to matriculate into a Graduate Education Program, you will have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in order to meet this new regulation.

Once students matriculate into Mercy College, the remaining course work must be completed at one of the Mercy College campuses: Bronx, Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry or Yorktown, N.Y. In addition, courses may not be taken simultaneously through the UFT and at Mercy College.

On-campus reduced tuition rate

College are entitled to a one-third tuition scholarship, based upon the existing tuition rate. Currently, students who are entitled to this reduced tuition rate are paying $1,612 per 3-credit course. Tuition rates are subject to change by the college. 

NOT ALL LISTED COURSES APPLY TO EACH MASTER’S DEGREE. Consult your individual program plan to select your required courses.

If you have questions or need further advisement, please call Jung Kang Miller at 914-674-7333. Visit Mercy College web site for more information about admissions. 

For registration information only, call a UFT Course Program assistant at 212-475-3737.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Birth-Grade 2
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Grades 1-6

Required Core Courses

  • EDUC 500 Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives
  • EDUC 502 Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 506 Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 507 Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence

Required core courses for Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2

  • EDUC 513 Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Foundations, Methods and Materials
  • EDUC 514 Working with Parents and Families of Children in Early Childhood and Childhood

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION, Grades 7-12

Required Core Courses

  • EDUC 500 Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives
  • EDUC 502 Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 506 Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 507 Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO
SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL)

Required Core Courses

  • EDUC 501 Education in Today’s Schools*
  • EDUC 504 Cultural Perspectives and the Teaching Learning Process
  • EDUC 506 Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 507 Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 508 Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education
  • EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development
  • EDUC 590 The Teaching of Writing and the Writing Process

* available on campus only


ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION IN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
(12 credits)

Students who possess a BA or BS degree and an appropriate teaching certificate may apply to the NYS Education Department for a Students with Disabilities extension certificate upon successful completion of the required coursework and satisfaction of all other NYSED requirements. For further information, contact Mercy College or the NYSED.

Required core courses

  • EDUC 502 Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 546 Educational Assessment for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 531 Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Birth-Grade 6 (ONLY) or
    EDUC 532 Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12 (ONLY)

*available on campus only


BILINGUAL EXTENSION ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
(15 credits)

The NYSUT/Education and Learning Trust, in collaboration with Mercy College, offers a program to prepare students for a Bilingual Extension Advanced Certificate. Only those students holding an initial teaching certification and a master’s degree are eligible for this program which may lead to professional certification depending on your credentials. Students must also complete field experiences at the appropriate grade level of the certificate and achieve a passing score on the Bilingual Evaluation Assessment (BEA) exam to be eligible for certification.

If you have questions or need further advisement, please contact Jung Kang Miller by email or at (914) 674-7333. For more information about Mercy College admissions, please visit the college website.

  • EDUC 505* Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDUC 508 Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education
  • EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development
  • EDUC 602* Native Language Arts and Social Studies in Bilingual Education
  • EDUC 604* Mathematics and Science in Bilingual Education

*courses offered on campus only

Candidates without experience in a bilingual setting must have 50 hours in bilingual classroom setting.


Master of Science in Teaching Literacy, Birth-Grade 12
(33 credits)

Mercy College, in conjunction with the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust (NYSUT/ELT), is offering a Master of Science degree in Teaching Literacy. Upon successful completion of the program, all students may be eligible for the Literacy, Birth-Grade 6, or the Literacy, Grades 5-12.

Prerequisite for admission

  • Students entering the Master of Science in Literacy programs must have a provisional or initial teaching certificate in another certificate title, prior to registering for these NYSUT courses.
  • Initially, non-matriculated students must take five courses at $1,340 per 3-credit graduate course. A discount of 40% is applicable to active dues-paying UFT/NYSUT members (currently $804),which includes a $50 registration fee. 

Required core courses (for all MS in Teaching Literacy programs)

  • EDUC 507 Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 561 Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Teaching Literacy, Birth-Grade 6, and Teaching Literacy, Birth-Grade 12

  • EDUC 522 Language Development and Literacy Acquisition
  • EDUC 591 Child and Adolescent Literature
  • EDUC 590 The Teaching of Writing and the Writing Process

MATRICULATION

Upon completing the five courses listed, students must apply for matriculation to Mercy College. The remaining coursework of 18 credits will be offered at Mercy College’s Bronx, Manhattan or Dobbs Ferry campuses. Students are offered a one-third tuition discount, based on the full tuition rate upon matriculation. Currently, this reduced rate is $1,612 per 3-credit course. Tuition rates are subject to change by the college.

If you have questions or need further advisement, please email Jung Kang Miller, Associate Professor/Chairperson of Literacy and Multilingual Studies or call (914) 674-7333. For more information about Mercy College admissions, please visit the college website. For registration information only, call a UFT Course Program assistant at (212) 475-3737.

Potential students should be aware that since most off-campus courses end later than those on campus, they may not be able to matriculate until the semester following the completion of coursework.

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tution for students who register for the same course twice.