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
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.
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.
Childhood and special education, school administration, school
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.