Request More Information About Education – Early Level (PreK-4)


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.

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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

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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!

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.
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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.

  • Master of Education, M.Ed. (30 credits), Online
  • Master of Education, Leadership Specialization (33 credits), Online option
  • Master of Education, Reading Specialist Specialization (30-42 credits)
  • Master of Education, Autism Specialization (30 credits), Online
  • Master of Education, ESL Specialization (33 credits)
  • Master of Education, Special Education (prek-8) Specialization (30-42 credits), Online
  • Master of Education, Special Education (7-12) Specialization (30-42 credits), Online
  • Master of Education, Special Education Supervisory Specialization (33 credits)
  • Master of Education, Principal Specialization (34 credits)
  • Master of Special Education, MS. Ed. (30 credits), online
  • Master of Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder (36-39 credits), online
  • Master of Special Education, Special Education Supervisory (39 credits), online
  • Maintain a 3.0 throughout their undergraduate education
  • Indicate intent at some point during your undergraduate education

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

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Mar 06

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Transfer Information Session

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 04

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April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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