Impacting the Next Generation

The road to your own classroom starts here, in the Mount’s Division of Education. If you have a passion for being a mentor and sharing your knowledge with others, this is the place for you.

We take our responsibility of training future teachers seriously. We get our students into the classroom right away - freshman year in fact - and continue fieldwork hours throughout their four years. Our Curriculum Library on campus is well-stocked with lesson plans and children’s books exclusively for our Education students, and you can’t help but be inspired for your future with a K-8 school right on campus (which is almost fully staffed by MSMC alumni!). And our students are so eager to start their lives of service that they can’t wait until graduation: Our faculty and students even volunteer to run a weekly literacy program at the local community center.

It’s this kind of training and resources that mark Mount Education alumni; in fact, school districts often call us looking for candidates, and we’ve had two alumni honored as New York State Teachers of the Year in the past decade.

Our students are our future. So let’s go shape the future, together.

Division of Education Programs


The Mount's Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)* and by the following professional agencies: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), International Literacy Association (ILA), National Council of Social Studies (NCSS), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Learn more about our accreditation here.

*In 2018, the Mount’s Education programs earned accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  At this time, Mount Saint Mary College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Mount Saint Mary College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

Sonya Abbye Taylor

Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Education
Hudson Hall 109-I
Office Hours
12:30 - 2:30 pm
By appointment

Theresa Egger

Education Administrative Assistant
Email Address
Hudson Hall 109

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