Jan 29, 2023  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology and Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2, B.S. and M.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

General Liberal Arts and Science  
General Education Requirements 60 credits
Psychology and Early Childhood Education  
Undergraduate Courses 36 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
Early Childhood Education Graduate Courses  
Completed for B.S. degree 15 credits
Total 120 credits

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Birth–Grade 2

Course work completed during B.S. degree 15 credits
Course work completed during M.S. degree 24 credits
Total 39 credits
Total combined B.S. /M.S. 144 credits

New York State requires completion of the following undergraduate Prerequisites for students seeking the Early Childhood Education, Birth–Grade 2 Certification, which will fulfill part of the General Education requirements:

Mathematical Processes 6
Scientific Processes* 6
Historical and Social Sciences* 6
Language other than English 3
Information Retrieval 3
Communications/Humanities/Written Analysis and Expression 3
Artistic Expression 3

A course in Child Development is required. PSYN 254  is acceptable.
*Coursework in Environmental Science, Evolution, Nutrition or Plants and People is not acceptable for teacher certification requirements.

For specific major requirements please refer to the Psychology section of this catalog listed within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Early Childhood graduate courses that must be completed for the B.S. degree are the following:

  • EDUC 500 - Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives
  • EDUC 502 - Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities from Birth through Adolescence
  • EDUC 505 - Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDUC 507 - Approaches to Literacy in Early Childhood through Adolescence
  • EDUC 513 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Foundations, Methods and Materials

The above 15 credits are taken as an undergraduate student as part of the B.S. degree program. The remaining 24 credits are taken as a graduate student after receiving the B.S. degree and after meeting the admission requirement for acceptance into the M.S. degree program. Please see Graduate Catalog for course descriptions of the above courses and for specific requirements for the M.S. degree.

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