Offered as: Bachelor
- English/Language Arts/Reading Concentration
- History/Political Science Concentration
- Science Concentration
Why Study Middle Level Education at Mount Aloysius College?
At Mount Aloysius, we know the needs of our students and we accommodate. This has lead to the development of one of the most successful education programs in the region. Our students are in actual classrooms from the onset. This program balances between theory and practical application, and also ensure the integration of Mercy values into all education courses.
What do Middle Level Education graduates do?
Most graduates go on to become teachers. Middle Level (4-8) certifies graduates to teach any grade from fourth grade to eighth grade.
Educators work with children on a daily basis. They assist with learning and comprehension, as well as basic social skills. Early level educators must be aware of the emotions of the children they work with and learn to adapt.
Our graduates enjoy careers in the following areas:
- Classroom teaching positions in the tri-state area (Virginia, Maryland, PA)
- Employment at alternative classrooms
- Many have become principals
- Head Start and Pre-K Counts
- Support Services e.g., Pathways to Independence
- Most graduates enroll in a master’s program after graduation, and several are in Ph. D. or Ed. D programs
Are there job openings? How much will I make?
The average median wage for a middle school teacher (excluding special, career and technical education) in the state of Pennsylvania is $58,950.*
Recent Success Stories
Tiffani Finnegan, Class of 2015, earned a teaching job 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?
Top-notch professors have all had classroom experience in pre–K through 12 classrooms. The professors that teach in the Teacher 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
- Middle Level grades 4-8 with concentrations in English, History, Science and Biology
The Bachelor’s Degree has student teaching assignments. Junior students tutor students in math and or reading as part of coursework. Student teaching and tutoring placements occur in local schools and child care centers.
What's The Next Step?
Get a fee-waived application and a chance to meet faculty and students!