The Mount's Education program is accredited by the National
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE
accreditation is a mark of distinction, and provides recognition
that the college has met national professional standards for the
preparation of teachers.
The programs in Adolescence Education prepare teacher candidates
to teach biology, chemistry, math, English, history, and Spanish to
students in grades 7-12. Our programs are structured to provide
teacher candidates with the principles for engaging teaching and
learning in the content areas.
We believe that excellent adolescence teachers have a strong
background of research-based principles for teacher effectiveness
as well as a thorough understanding of how students learn in grades
7-12. Teaching candidates successfully attain these knowledge bases
through a carefully planned sequence of courses taught by veteran
teacher-researchers, and with course-embedded faculty supervised
Adolescence Education at the Mount
Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12
Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 and Special Education, Grades
Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 and Middle School Extension
Adolescence Education teacher candidates may major in biology, chemistry, English, general
science, Hispanic studies, history, or mathematics. We also have a 5-year BA &
MS Ed program leading to certification in biology and chemistry.
All candidates must receive a C+ or better in all certification
courses and may repeat a certification course only once. Candidates
must maintain a 2.75 minimum GPA in order to student teach.
Where Mount students have interned
Mount Saint Mary College teacher candidates have student taught
in more than 50 school districts within a 25 mile distance from the
college. Additionally, some candidates have student taught in the
New York City Public Schools.
Teaching in the content areas in a variety of public and private
school adolescence settings.
According to the New York State Education Department, the areas
of need in teaching are in special education, mathematics,
sciences, languages other than English, and technology.
Division of Education at Mount Saint Mary College is accredited by
the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE), www.ncate.org. This
accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or
advanced educator preparation programs at the College in Newburgh,
New York. However, the accreditation does not include individual
education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for
professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
As part of the maintenance of NCATE accreditation, the college
is required to display data revealing the success of our programs.
The following link displays a connection to the most recent results
of Mount Saint Mary College teacher candidate “completers”
(graduates of our programs recommended for certification) on
New York State Teacher Certification Exams.