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Education – Middle Level (4-8)

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Optional Concentrations
  • English/Language Arts/Reading Concentration
  • History/Political Science Concentration
  • Biology Concentration

Program Highlights

  • Both K-4 and 4-8 Certification available
  • On-campus child care center for observations/trainings
  • Field placements and early hands-on training
  • All students are PSEA members

Why Study Middle 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.

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.

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.

Possible Careers

Our graduates 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
  • Most graduates enroll in a master’s program after graduation, and several pursue doctoral studies.

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

The demand for middle school teachers is expected to rise 6% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 36,800 jobs

The average median wage for a middle school teacher (excluding special, career and technical education) in the state of Pennsylvania is $58,950.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

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?

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
Available concentrations and specializations in the Middle Level Education program includes:

  • Middle Level grades 4-8 with concentrations in English, History, and Biology
Internship Opportunities

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.

Mountie Insight

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


Education Major

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Meet Our Department!

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Marilyn Roseman
Professor of Early Childhood Education/ Department Chairperson, Education and Sign Language
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Sara Rutledge
Professor of Education
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Paul Gallagher
Fieldwork Coordinator

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