The adult Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree is for
prospective teachers who intend to pursue a Master of Science and
New York State Teacher Certification in childhood and special
What does the Interdisciplinary BA offer?
The Interdisciplinary BA (as a prerequisite program for the
Master of Science in Childhood Education) offers concentrations in
the most relevant fields, including English, mathematics, natural
science and history. Students will need to continue their studies
at the graduate level to be eligible for certification.
Mount Saint Mary College's education program is fully accredited
by the National Council of Teachers (NCATE), the standard of
excellence in teacher preparation.
Students majoring in the adult Interdisciplinary toward
Childhood Education must take a minimum of 33 credits and maintain
a GPA of 3.0.
English (15 credits)
Major American Authors I
Literature for Children
Modern American Grammar
Math for Elementary School Teachers I
Math for Elementary School Teachers II
History (9 credits)
One course in each of the following:
United States History
Non-Western (African, Latin American, or Asian History)
Natural Science (10 credits)
Introduction to Chemistry I
Plus one of the following:
Introduction to Chemistry II
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Introduction to Earth Science I
Introduction to Earth Science II
Introduction to Astronomy
According to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15
Edition, the job outlook for teachers is as follows: Growth
from 2012-2022 is expected for kindergarten, elementary school
teachers and middle school teachers, at a rate of 12 percent, which
is as fast as average for all occupations.
From 2012-2022, a significant number of older teachers are
expected to reach retirement age. These retirements will create job
openings for new teachers.
Please contact the Office of Adult Degree Completion at
845-569-3223, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.