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Education Undergraduate Major

Being a teacher is a calling—and a huge responsibility. At Mount Mary University, we’ve been educating women to become teachers since 1913. Our undergraduate education program prepares you to meet the challenges of today’s elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

Mount Mary offers a bachelor’s degree in education, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in education. Our programs provide hands-on practice working with children in K-12 classrooms to prepare you for your career. Learn about the curriculum, admission requirements and licensing requirements.

As an education major, you can get involved in several student clubs or organizations at Mount Mary, including clubs that are education-specific or related to your major or minor area of study.

A Rewarding Career

Teaching is a rewarding, yet challenging profession. A degree in education can lead to a career as a teacher, principal or school administrator. Discover more about education careers.

Hands-on Practice in Classrooms 

During your senior year, you will participate in a full-time student teaching experience. Prior to student teaching, you must complete approximately 100 hours of approved clinical experience, which includes working in diverse classroom situations. All students must clear a criminal background check prior to participating in classroom experiences or student teaching. Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF) for all student teaching requirements.

Scholarships for Education Majors

Undergraduate education students enrolling directly from high school or transferring from another college may qualify for an academic scholarship. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.

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