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Early Childhood Education - Birth-Grade 2, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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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.

About

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 Structure

Courses 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis except for a few graduate programs. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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
    • Résumé
    • Test scores
    • Additional transcripts from other colleges or universities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Graduate Registration Fees

  • 12 credits or more : $310/term
  • Less than 12 credits: $155/term

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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