A Bachelor's Degree for Working Adults

The Mount St. Mary’s University elementary education program is your chance to prepare yourself for a teaching position in grades 1–6. The adult undergraduate program is designed specifically to accommodate the schedule of a working adult, offering courses online or one night each week during the academic year and twice per week in the summer.

As a student in the Mount’s adult undergraduate education program you will:

  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week and/or weekends during the academic year and twice per week during the summer.
  • Finish at your own pace. Core courses are offered year round in accelerated 5- and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Receive specialized support for adult students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.
At the conclusion of your coursework you will be eligible for teaching certification in Maryland.

Mount St. Mary’s University’s Frederick Campus invites you to our new Wednesdays with the Mount series where you can make a virtual appointment with an advisor. All your transfer questions can be answered from 12 – 1 p.m. or 2 – 4 p.m. through a Zoom session every other Wednesday through January 6 (no meetings will be available over the holidays).

Find our more about our adult undergraduate elementary education degree and the admissions process.

Your degree path is unique based on your career and prior education. Complete the form to have an advisor contact you to map out the best path forward.

What Our Faculty Say

Learn more about the Mount’s education program for adult undergraduates with Chair and Director of Teacher Education Stacey Brown-Hobbs, Ph.D.

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Affordability

$540
Cost per credit.* No additional fees.

  • Students are accepted with a minimum of 12 credits and may transfer in up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Financial assistance may be available through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, and employer tuition remission or reimbursement. Request information to learn more.

*Tuition and fees represent 2020-21 rates which go into effect July 1, 2020. Subject to change without notice.

Admissions Requirements

The Mount’s adult undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit towards a bachelor’s degree.

Admissions requirements include:

  • 3+ years of professional work experience
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum of 12 transferable credits from an accredited two or four-year institution. Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution.
  • Preferred: Associate of arts degree (AAT)

Application Process

Classes Begin: Year round
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of first class
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application; Apply in 10 minutes or less
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school
Start Your Free Application Today

Apply Here

Affordability

Affordability

$540
Cost per credit.* No additional fees.

  • Students are accepted with a minimum of 12 credits and may transfer in up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Financial assistance may be available through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, and employer tuition remission or reimbursement. Request information to learn more.

*Tuition and fees represent 2020-21 rates which go into effect July 1, 2020. Subject to change without notice.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The Mount’s adult undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit towards a bachelor’s degree.

Admissions requirements include:

  • 3+ years of professional work experience
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum of 12 transferable credits from an accredited two or four-year institution. Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution.
  • Preferred: Associate of arts degree (AAT)
Application Process

Application Process

Classes Begin: Year round
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of first class
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application; Apply in 10 minutes or less
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school
Start Your Free Application Today

Apply Here