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.

At Mount Aloysius your career preparation includes a sturdy grounding in liberal arts balanced with practical teaching skills, a commitment to embracing technology as a learning resource, and the extensive experience of excellent professors. Education studies at Mount Aloysius reflect the College’s core values of mercy, hospitality, service and justice.

The Mount Aloysius College Education Department has an advisory board that consists of public and private school superintendents, executive directors of local intermediate units, and CEO’s and directors of early childhood education organizations. Each year our Advisory Board hosts a mock interview session for students to network with local education leaders and hone their interview skills.

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

professor teaching

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

Check Out These Recent Education Alums!

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

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!

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!

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.

Alumni Spotlights

  • Megan Herold, 2023, Elaine E. Thompson Elementary School, Loudoun County Public Schools, VA, Kindergarten Teacher
  • MacKenzie Sherry, 2021, 3rd Grade Teacher, Northern Cambria Elementary School
  • Darby Olenchick, 2021, Cambria Heights Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher and Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach
  • Alison Ritchey, 2023, Chestnut Ridge SD, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Colette Steward, 2023, New Market Middle School, Frederick County Public Schools, MD, 7th Grade Social Studies
  • Makayla Weyant, 2023, Chestnut Ridge SD, Second Grade
  • Samantha Spacht, 2022, Blacklick Valley School District Elementary Center, Third Grade
  • Aubree Cresswell, 2022, Huntingdon Area School District, Huntingdon Area Middle School, 6th Grade Reading Teacher
  • Alea Vogel, 2022, Hampshire High School, Romney, WV, 10th Grade English Teacher
  • Corrin Dagostin, 2022, Altoona Area School District, Social Studies Teacher
  • Connor Pielmeier, 2022, Altoona Area School District, 10th Grade Social Studies Teacher
  • David Bailey, 2022, West York Area School District, Middle School Social Studies Teacher

  • Gabrielle Rivera Lechner, Huntingdon Area School District, Middle School
  • Jessica Sprankle, 2022, Altoona Area Junior High School, Technology Education Teacher
  • Lydia DeFazio, 2021, 4th Grade Teacher, John Kerr Elementary School, Winchester Public Schools
  • Kayla Hopkins, May 2021, 3rd Grade, Greenwood Mill Elementary School, Frederick County Public Schools
  • Amanda Skura, 2020, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
  • Sara Ollinger, 2020, English, Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Master’s of Education
  • Tiffany Glass, 2020, First Grade Teacher, Conemaugh Valley Elementary School
  • Sarah Moyer, 2021, 4th Grade Teacher, All Saints Catholic School, Cresson
  • Hailey Ritchey, 2020, 8th Grade English, Warrant County Public Schools, Front Royal, VA
  • Katie Ellenberger, 2020, Elementary Technology Teacher, DuBois Central Catholic School, Masters in Education, Special Education
  • Trevor Miller, 2020, Penn Hills Charter School, Pittsburgh, PA
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.

Katie
Education Major

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