Degrees type: Bachelor

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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 Pre-K through 4th grade.

Program Highlights

  • Both K-4 and 4-8 Certification available
  • Secondary Education Certification Available

  • On-campus child care center for observations/trainings
  • Field placements and early hands-on training
  • All students are PSEA members
  • High-tech teaching environments
story time with young children

Hands-On Learning Outside the Classroom

When you study education at Mount Aloysius College, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a variety of places outside the classroom. We encourage our students to think outside the box with their education. Many of our students attend conferences, specialized pre-service teacher days, on-campus research symposiums, career fairs, and much more.

Some of the special opportunities our education majors have participated in include:

  • Western PA Pre-Service Teacher Day at Duquesne University
  • Mount Aloysius Student Research Symposium
  • Student PSEA State Conference
  • Mount Aloysius Education Department Advisory Board
  • Mock Teacher Interviews
  • Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium Job Fair
  • Senior Presentations: My Growth as a Teacher
  • Professionals in Education Panel
  • Service Learning Opportunities (Johnstown Children’s Museum, All-Saints Catholic School, etc.)
  • Google for Education Certification

Mountie Spotlight

‘Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do’

Liz, ‘16, worked hard to land her dream job at the elementary school she attended as a child.

Mountie Spotlight

Mount Aloysius Campus Offers Campus Trail Fun

Looking for a fun place to spend time outside? The Mount Aloysius College campus is filled with opportunities to explore the outdoors, including the Mountie Trail!

Mountie Spotlight

Classroom to Classroom

Rachel Wagner passes on the lessons and values of MAC’s professors to her own students in the Altoona Area School District!

Watch a video with Dr. Sara Rutledge, a professor in the education department, talking about indoor physical education for kids.

Watch a video with alum Katie Ellenberger talking about the education program.

Watch a video with Dr. Sara Rutledge, a professor in the education department, talking about the Mountie Trail.

Student Voices & 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.
Education student standing with his research project

Guaranteed Master’s Degree Entrance

Students who complete their undergraduate degree in Education at MAC with certification will be guaranteed admission into the SFU Master of Education degree program. Six credits in the bachelor degree at Mount Aloysius will count towards the master’s degree at St. Francis.

Students who take advantage of the agreement will receive a 15 percent tuition discount for their graduate program as well as a fee-waived application.

The huge benefit of the program is early exposure to teaching through early placement in local schools.

Education Major

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7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630