Adolescence Education, Grades 7 - 12

Mercy College

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION, Grades 7-12

NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and Mercy College have partnered to deliver an online graduate education program and Advanced Certificate programs to NYSUT members with flexible schedules at an affordable cost. NYSUT members can obtain a graduate degree and/or fulfill state certification requirements online. You do not need to be located within miles of a Mercy campus. Now, all members across the state can take advantage of this opportunity!

Adolescence Education, Grades 7 - 12 Program:

This program leads to NYS certification in Adolescence Education, Grades 7 - 12 and requires 36 total credits.

NYSUT Core Courses:

EDUC 500 - Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives Credit(s): 3
EDUC 502 - Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
EDUC 505 - Teaching English as a Second Language Credit(s): 3
EDUC 507 - Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence Credit(s): 3

*After completing NYSUT core course(s) with a grade of B or above, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.

Mercy Courses:

EDUC 506 - Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence Credit(s): 3

Select one of the following based on content area: 
EDUC 511A - Methods and Materials in Secondary Mathematics Education Credit(s): 3 * Pertinent to the area of Certification
EDUC 511B - Methods and Materials in Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3 * Pertinent to the area of Certification
EDUC 511C - Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies Education Credit(s): 3 * Pertinent to the area of Certification
EDUC 511D - Methods and Materials in Secondary English Education Credit(s): 3 * Pertinent to the area of Certification
EDUC 517 - Educational Psychology and Adolescent Development Credit(s): 3
EDUC 518 - Method and Materials in Middle Childhood Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 643 - Reading and Writing in the Content Areas, Grades 5–12 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 709 - Student Teaching Experience Credit(s): 3
or
EDUC 713 - Seminar in Teaching Credit(s): 3

Specialization Courses (Select Two Courses from the Same Content Area – See Below) Credit(s): 6

Content Area Specialization Courses

Specialization Courses (Select Two – Must be From Same Content Area)

English

ENGE 540 - Applied English Grammar Credit(s): 3
ENGE 541 - Analyzing Short Fiction Credit(s): 3

Social Studies

Select two of the following:

HSTE 533 - Critical Issues in U. S. History Credit(s): 3
HSTE 535 - American Government Credit(s): 3
HSTE 534 - Critical Issues in Global History Credit(s): 3
HSTE 536 - Theories of Globalization Credit(s): 3

Mathematics

Select two of the following:

MTHE 535 - Problem Solving in Mathematics Credit(s): 3
MTHE 536 - History of Mathematics Credit(s): 3
MTHE 540 - Enriching the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics Credit(s): 3
MTHE 542 - Enhancing Mathematics with STEM Credit(s): 3
MTHE 543 - Robotics and Programming for the Classroom Credit(s): 3

Biology

Select two of the following:

SCIE 553 - Engineering for the Secondary Classroom Credit(s): 3
SCIE 554 - Leadership in STEM Credit(s): 3
SCIE 555 - Forensic Science Credit(s): 3
SCIE 556 - Oceanography Credit(s): 3
SCIE 557 - Bioengineering Credit(s): 3

Physics

Select two of the following:

SCIE 553 - Engineering for the Secondary Classroom Credit(s): 3
SCIE 554 - Leadership in STEM Credit(s): 3
SCIE 555 - Forensic Science Credit(s): 3
SCIE 556 - Oceanography Credit(s): 3
SCIE 558 - Physical Science Credit(s): 3

Chemistry

Select two of the following:

SCIE 553 - Engineering for the Secondary Classroom Credit(s): 3
SCIE 554 - Leadership in STEM Credit(s): 3
SCIE 555 - Forensic Science Credit(s): 3
SCIE 556 - Oceanography Credit(s): 3
SCIE 558 - Physical Science Credit(s): 3

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 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 enrolled in 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.

NYSUT ELT is an approved provider of DASA training. Please contact us for more information.

Be mindful: New York State regulation (effective Fall of 2016) requires that all graduate schools of education require a 3.0 GPA.