Individualized Certification Plan for Teachers (ICPT)
Mercy College's Individualized Certification Plan for Teachers (ICPT) is a nationally recognized alternative route for students who are pursuing Master of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Adolescence Education, and/or School Building Leadership.
One half the courses required for the degree are taken as regular classes within the School of Education. The remaining courses are taught one-on-one by a Lecturer who travels regularly to the candidate’s school. The Lecturer also serves as a mentor for the student working with and guiding him/her throughout the program. The individually taught or "mentored" courses use curriculum that is aligned with that of the Education Department.
While the program incorporates alternative learning styles and experiences, it strictly adheres to New York State Standards, and students who complete the program are eligible for State Certification.
Mercy College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.