Bachelor of Arts in English
Master of Science in Education
Please note: This program is currently pending approval by
New York State as of September 2014.
This program is designed for students interested in teaching
7th-12th grade English. In five years, students may complete the
required courses for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, a Master
of Science in Education (MSEd), and New York Certification in
Adolescence Education, with or without dual certification in
Teaching Students with Disabilities.
Resident undergraduate students who would like to pursue their
graduate degree at the Mount may remain in student housing, while
they complete the program.
English/Adolescence Education at the Mount
Students will complete the required courses for the bachelor's
degree in English, which will be completed during year four.
Students will begin taking master's level courses in Education
during the fall semester of year three.
Students apply to the program during spring of their freshman
year, and begin the program during fall of their sophomore year.
Students may apply for entry into the program at a later time with
the approval of the chairs of the Division of Education and
Division of Arts and Letters. (NB: Later entry may impact the
length of program completion time.)
Both degrees will be awarded at the completion of the fifth year
of the program.
Students in the five-year master’s degree program may choose to
drop the program and enter a bachelor’s program at Mount Saint Mary
College at any time. However, no more than 6 credits of graduate
education courses may be counted toward an individual bachelor’s
degree if a student leaves the five-year master’s program for any
reason. These graduate credits may not then be used toward a
Requirements for entrance and continuing enrollment in the
five-year English BA/MS in Education are:
- Incoming freshmen must meet two of the following three
criteria: (a.) 85 scholastic average in high school; (b.) Top 30%
of their graduating class; (c.) SAT scores of 1000 (critical
reading and mathematics).
- Students transferring into the program (internally or
externally) must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
- Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the five
years of the program and must pass Orientation to Teaching.
Students who transfer ED 2051 from another college must pass the
writing assessment section of ED 2051 at Mount Saint Mary
- Students in the five-year master's program will be evaluated at
the end of each semester. Students who do not meet the minimum 3.0
GPA requirement in any semester will be placed on probation. Only
one probationary period will be allowed; students who fail to meet
the minimum GPA requirement for more than one semester will be
removed from the program and placed into a BA program in
For those who may choose to apply for the five-year master’s
degree option after initial admission, either as a transfer student
or a Mount student who chooses to change majors, will come under
the original admissions stipulations at the time they apply for the
five-year master’s option. Each student in the program will be
assigned two advisors: one from the Division of Arts and Letters
and one from the Division of Education.