The programs of study in the School of Education are designed to provide professional preparation for candidates planning to teach and serve as educational leaders.
Mission Statement of the School of Education
The Mercy College educational unit is dedicated to preparing effective educators, including teachers and other school professionals, who are reflective practitioners, equipped with the knowledge base, technological skills, research tools, and professional strategies and insights to empower them to help diverse populations of students succeed in their learning and community environments.
The values of competency, diversity, and ethical practice support the proficient development of candidates enabling them to become skilled professionals and lifelong learners. The unit is committed to creating innovative, flexible, and accessible programs of study for its candidates, and to develop partnerships and opportunities for collaboration and clinical experiences within Mercy College and with external communities.
Childhood Education, Grade 1-6 Objectives
Childhood Education Program Goals
- Candidates will understand, explain, analyze, and apply major theories and philosophies that address physical, effective, and cognitive development during the childhood years.
- Candidates will create high-quality, meaningful learning opportunities that are based on competencies and content knowledge, utilize developmental knowledge, employ formal and informal assessment strategies, and incorporate collaboration with all aspects of the broad school community to facilitate academic achievement to a child’s maximum potential.
- Candidates will become reflective practitioners who continually reflect on their practice and actively pursue opportunities for professional growth.
Graduates of the Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 program may obtain teaching positions in Grades 1 through 6.