Aug 18, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History and Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12), B.A. and M.S.

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Bachelor of Science in History

General Liberal Arts and Science  
General Education Requirements 60 credits
History and Adolescence Education  
Undergraduate Courses 39 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
Adolescence Education Graduate Courses  
Completed for B.A. degree 15 credits
Total 120 credits

Master of Science in Adolescence Education, Grades 7–12

Course work completed during B.A. degree 15 credits
Course work completed during M.S. degree 21 credits
Total 36 credits
Total combined B.A. and M.S. 141 credits 

New York State requires completion of the following undergraduate Prerequisites for students seeking the Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 Social Studies certification, which will fulfill part of the General Education requirements:

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

* 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 History section of this catalog listed within the School of Liberal Arts.

The Adolescence Graduate Courses that must be completed for the B.A. 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 517 - Educational Psychology and Adolescent Development

The above 15 credits are taken as an undergraduate student as part of the B.A. degree program. The remaining 21 credits are taken as a graduate student after receiving the B.A. degree and meeting the admission requirements for acceptance into the M.S. degree program. To complete the master’s degree in one calendar year, students must take two courses during summer session. Please see Graduate Catalog for course descriptions for the above courses and for specific requirements for the M.S. degree.

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