Early childhood is a critical period in human development. Influencing a young child's growth, development and learning during this stage has lifelong implications. Early childhood professionals can find their work deeply fulfilling as they witness children say their first words, paint their first pictures or learn to write their names.
At Mercy College, the 39-credit Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth - Grade 2 at Mercy College New York, prepares teacher candidates and early childhood professionals for New York State certification. Coursework, field experiences and clinical practice, such as student teaching, help candidates for a career in early childhood education.
Early Childhood Education candidates can pursue multiple certificates:
- Early Childhood, Birth to Grade 2
- Early Childhood, Birth to Grade 2 and Childhood Education, Grades 1 - 6, Dual Certification
- Early Childhood, Birth to Grade 2, childhood Education, Grades 1 - 6, with Students with Disabilities, Triple Certification
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives
- Fndtns Educ Sdnts w/Dsblts
- Tchng English as 2nd Lang
- Ed Evl/Assmt ECldhd-Adol&Dsabl
- Aprchs Lit: EChldhd-Adolescenc
- Intr Erl Chld Ed:Fndtn/Meth/Mt
- Wrk w/Prnts/Famls Erl Chld-Chl
- Lang Arts Cldhd/ ECldhd Educ
- Soc Studies Cldhd/ECldhd Edu
- Math Cldhd/ECldhd Educ
- Science Cldhd/ECldhd Educ
- Assess/Crct Lit Prb EChld/Chl
- Student Teaching Experience
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis except for a few graduate programs.
DisciplinesEducation Early Childhood Education View 3689 other Masters in Education in United States
- Complete a graduate application
- Submit a nonrefundable $40 application fee.
- Submit official baccalaureate transcript(s)
- Supporting documents may be required depending on program of interest, which may include:
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Test scores
- Additional transcripts from other colleges or universities
International842 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
National842 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
Graduate Registration Fees
- 12 credits or more : $310/term
- Less than 12 credits: $155/term
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.