Childhood Education, Grades 1- 6

Mercy University


NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and Mercy University 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!

Childhood Education, Grades 1 - 6 Program:

This program leads to NYS certification in Childhood Education: Grades 1 - 6 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 University for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.

Mercy Courses:

EDUC 506 - Educational Evaluation and Assessment from Early Childhood through Adolescence Credit(s): 3
EDUC 605 - Assessing and Correcting Literacy Problems Practicum in Early Childhood and Childhood Credit(s): 3
EDUC 514 - Working with Parents and Families of Children, in Early Childhood and Childhood Credit(s): 3
EDUC 551 - Language Arts in Childhood and Early Childhood Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 552 - Social Studies in Childhood and Early Childhood Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 553 - Mathematics in Childhood and Early Childhood Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 554 - Science in Childhood and Early Childhood Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 709 - Student Teaching Experience Credit(s): 3
EDUC 713 - Seminar in Teaching Credit(s): 3
EDUC 537 - Current Critical Issues in American Education Credit(s): 3 *
*(Required in lieu of student teaching course for eligible candidates)

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 University credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT
  • they are currently enrolled in a Mercy University degree or Advanced Certificate Program
  • they are on a financial hold with Mercy University OR
  • they were academically dismissed by Mercy University

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.