My time at the Mount has been very memorable, I've met a lot of great advisors, professors, peers, that have helped me and shaped me into who I am to me and have also influenced me into pursuing a Masters in Special Education.
Child Development and Teacher Preparation offered
through the Education Department.
Students choose a profession for a wide variety of reasons, but those
who choose to work with children and their families often cite similar
key motivations: they want to help young people reach their potential,
give back to their communities, and make the world a better place.
The majors and programs at Mount Saint Mary’s University will prepare
you for your profession in education or in the field of child and
You’ll be prepared through a progressive model of teaching and
learning where you’ll get real-world time in actual classrooms
with master teachers or in internships with children. You’ll be
encouraged to reflect on the methods and strategies of your profession
in a spirit of continual self-improvement. At the Mount, our goal is to
create the next generation of educational and child development leaders
who hold sacred the social mission they undertake.
A highlight of our Child Development Major is the Child Development
Center on the Doheny Campus. Right from the start, as a spring semester
freshman, you will have the opportunity to observe and participate in
working with young children.
Our programs in Education allow you to complete teacher preparation
at the same time that you work on your academic degree. Future (K-12)
teachers who prepare in California complete a major in the subject areas
they wish to teach.
Early childhood teachers complete an
associate in arts degree program with a major in ECE and are eligible
for the Child Development Teacher Permit.
For example, if you want to teach:
Elementary (K-5/6), get a B.A. in Liberal Studies.
Secondary (middle and senior high school), get a B.A. in the subject
to be taught; for example: Math, English, Science, Social Science,
Music, Spanish, Art...).
Preschool, get an Associate in Arts Degree in ECE and/or a B.A. in Child Development.
Click on the area of your interest. We look forward to
working with you.
Bachelor of Arts degree in
Liberal Studies (for Elementary Teaching)
Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development
Undergraduate programs of teacher preparation, Elementary,
Secondary, and ECE.
Associates of Arts degree Early
Childhood Education (Doheny)
We also offer graduate programs (Doheny)Come fulfill your dreams while gaining an education you
won't find anywhere else
Sincerely,Shelly Tochluk, Department Chair
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