Teaching Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood and Childhood

Mercy University

Teaching Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood and Childhood

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!

Teaching Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood and Childhood Program:

This program leads to NYS certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood and Childhood and requires 42 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

*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 522 - Language Development and Literacy Acquisition Credit(s): 3
EDUC 529 -  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Credit(s): 3
EDUC 531 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Birth–Grade 6 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 534 -  Differentiated Instructional Methods and Materials Credit(s): 3
EDUC 546 - Educational Assessment for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
EDUC 548 - Principles and Strategies of Classroom Management Credit(s): 3
EDUC 617 - Literacy Instruction, Birth–Grade 6 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 641 -  Autism Credit(s): 3
EDUC 657 -  Collaboration and Consultation for Students with Special Needs
EDUC 674 -  Assitv/Lrn Tech Std Dis/Sp Nds Credit(s): 3
EDUC 709 - Student Teaching Experience 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 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.