Dec 02, 2023  
Mercy College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

General Education Requirements 60 credits
Behavioral Science 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. and M.S 144 credits


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

The Early Childhood graduate courses that must be completed as part of 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 requirements for acceptance into the M.S. degree program. Please see the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions of the above courses and for specific requirements for the M.S. degree.

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