Early Childhood Education

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Offered as: Associate

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Children ask lots of questions about lots of subjects. At Mount Aloysius College, we understand children (and teachers too).

We know you will need a broad knowledge base in order to answer a child’s endless questions and to create instructive and engaging activities for young, developing minds.

At Mount Aloysius College, our Early Childhood Education Program offers balance. You will be exposed to both general education courses and classes that provide student teachers with skills and information needed for this rewarding and vital profession.

The Ann Harris Child Care Center, centrally located on our campus, is a nationally accredited child care center. It is readily accessible for students to observe and participate with young children and experienced teachers.

At Mount Aloysius College, students are immediately involved with children in practical exercises. This will help you make accurate decisions about your exciting career choice of becoming a teacher.

At Mount Aloysius College, you matter. Our class sizes are small, providing ample opportunities for building strong relationships with your instructors.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are to increase by 7% over the next 10 years and the average salary during 2014 was $28,000.

Program Highlights:

  • Convenient course offerings in the evenings and online with several courses offered in an
    accelerated 8 week format.
  • Solid foundation in the fundamentals of early childhood education and the liberal arts.
  • Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce or further college work.

Admission Requirements:

  • An application with a $30 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript or GED diploma.
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, if applicable.
  • Official SAT scores.
  • Accuplacer Exam, if applicable

Applicants who have taken the SAT are required to have a minimum score of 1000 using the combined scores of critical reading and math only. If a student falls below the 1000 combined score he\she will be required to take the Accuplacer exam.  Applicants who have not taken the SAT will be required to take the Accuplacer exam.

Mount Aloysius College will accept nine credits of major course requirements into this degree program for incoming applicants who hold a valid and current Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate.

Feel free to contact the Graduate and Continuing Education at 814-886-6406 or gce@mtaloy.edu for additional information.

Meet Our Department!

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Marilyn Roseman
Professor of Early Childhood Education/ Department Chairperson, Education and Sign Language
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Sara Rutledge
Professor of Education
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Devorah Trembach-Bozella
Associate Professor of Education
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Paul Gallagher
Fieldwork Coordinator

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