May 26, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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


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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