Mercy College

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 Middle Childhood Education, Grades 5-9
Bilingual Education School Building Leadership
Childhood Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Counseling Teaching Literacy, Birth to Grade 12
Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The content is identical to residential programs. Students learn in a technologically advanced program with integrated video, web chat, audio components, web links and resources, videotaped lectures, and up-to-date education software and systems. The academic quality is equivalent to in-person courses and the program is longer than online education programs at other institutions.

School type Private
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 9
Concentrations offered
Education, General Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Educational Administration and Supervision Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Special Education and Teaching Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 42

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 35 full-time; 22 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 89% full-time; 36% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time; 2 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students Forbidden
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates N/A

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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