Adult Degree Completion

Interdisciplinary toward Childhood Education

Education

The adult Interdisciplinary bachelor of arts degree is for prospective teachers who intend to pursue a master of science degree and New York State Teacher Certification in childhood and special education.

Interdisciplinary toward Education at the Mount

Mount Saint Mary College's education program is fully accredited by the National Council of Teachers (NCATE), the standard of excellence in teacher preparation. 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. 

The Mount's hybrid online and on-campus degree programs allow students to access coursework through the web-based Learning Management System, maximizing student convenience and flexibility. Work with your classmates and faculty from home, train, office, or anywhere else to complete your degree.

Career Outlook 

Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because of projected increases in student enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

For more information on the occupational outlook for those with a bachelor's degree, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Get started

Your first step would be to apply to the college at www.msmc.edu/apply. You need to send transcripts from every college you have attended. If you meet the admissions criteria, you will meet with an advisor who will work with you to create an academic plan for you!

Please note admission requirements per program may vary.

For more information

The best way to learn more about our program is to attend one of our evening information sessions. For more information or to register, visit www.msmc.edu/infosession. For any other questions, please contact the Office of Adult Degree Completion at 845-569-3223, or email adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu.

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