Adult Degree Completion

Interdisciplinary toward Childhood Education


The adult interdisciplinary bachelor of arts is for prospective teachers who intend to pursue a Master of Science and New York State Teacher Certification in Childhood and Special Education. Students will graduate with three disciplines in relevant fields of study, with English as the core, and choose two of three disciplines: Mathematics, Natural Science, or History.

Interdisciplinary toward Childhood Education at the Mount

Students will be able to continue their studies at the graduate level, taking advantage of the Mount’s in-depth curriculum in teacher education.

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

Program requirements 

Students majoring in the adult Interdisciplinary toward Childhood Education must take a minimum of 33 credits and maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Where Mount students are teaching

Our students are teaching in the New York and Hudson Valley regions, and all over the nation. Mount alumni have an extensive network in the education field. 

Career Options

Childhood and special education, school administration, school psychology.

Career Outlook

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  with any questions.

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