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The Mercy College School of Education Achieves National Accreditation!

We are pleased to announce a national first! The Mercy College School of Education is the first college in the United States to achieve initial accreditation under the rigorous standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the newly formed Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The School of Education has met all of the rigorous standards set forth by NCATE and its successor organization, CAEP, now the only national organization for the accreditation of educational professionals. In addition our programs in Early Childhood, Childhood, Leadership, Secondary, TESOL and Literacy Education have achieved national recognition by their respective professional organizations, another indication of the excellence of our courses, curriculum and faculty expertise. Learn more

The shared vision for the education unit's efforts to prepare candidates to work in P-12 schools as teachers, school leaders or other school professionals. The Mercy College CF theme is centered on the Effective Educator, focusing on the six goals and corresponding proficiencies the unit expects of candidates upon completion of their programs. These six goals are the following: Content Knowledge, Pedagogical and Professional Knowledge, Reflection, Dispositions, Diversity and Technology. Learn more.


The electronic data system the education unit employs to assess candidate performance through the collection and analysis of data and to better inform faculty about the changes needed to make programs better, to archive candidate work and to communicate progress with candidates.

The evidence and assessments that document the information set forth in the IR. These are located in the electronic Exhibits Room. Login here.