Offered as: Bachelor
- English Concentration
- History/Political Science Concentration
- General Science Concentration
Why Study Early Level Education at Mount Aloysius College?
Teaching is a demanding vocation that carries with it real responsibilities. Mount Aloysius supports our Education students through one-on-one access, early exposure to the classroom and a commitment to your professional development.
Your education includes learning strategies on child development theory and best practices. You will receive a sturdy grounding in liberal arts balanced with the practical teaching skills and deep experience of excellent professors. Education studies at Mount Aloysius reflect the College’s core values of mercy, hospitality, service and justice. This degree allows you to teach grades K-4.
What do Early Level Education graduates do?
Most graduates go on to become teachers. Early Level (K-4) certifies graduates to teach any grade from kindergarten to fourth grade.
Educators work with children on a daily basis. They assist with assessment. learning, comprehension, and basic social skills development. Early level educators must be aware of the emotions of the children they work with and learn to adapt.
Teachers enjoy careers in the following areas:
- Teacher (with completion of bachelor’s program)
- Employment at alternative classrooms
- Many have become principals
- Head Start and Pre-K Counts
- Support Services e.g., Pathways to Independence
- Many graduates enroll in Masters programs after graduation and some pursue doctoral studies.
Are there job openings? How much will I make?
The average median wage for a kindergarten teacher (excluding special education) in the state of Pennsylvania is $52,790. The average median wage for an elementary school teacher (excluding special education) in the state of Pennsylvania is $61,730.
Recent Success Stories
Tiffani Finnegan, Class of 2015, is teaching at Chestnut Ridge School District.
Michaela Villa, Class of 2016, is teaching first grade at Northern Bedford County School District.
Jennifer Mesoras is Principal at Cambria Elementary School, Central Cambria School District.
Who will teach me?
This program has top-notch professors who all have experience in pre-K through 12th Grade classrooms. The professors who teach in the Education Department at Mount Aloysius College have a combined 150 years of teaching experience. All full-time professors hold doctoral degrees.
Dig Deeper!Available Concentrations and Specializations
- Early Level Pre-K through Grade four with concentrations in English and the Language Arts, History, Science and Biology
What's The Next Step?
Get a fee-waived application, check out our beautiful campus, and meet faculty and students!