Cincinnati State & Mt St Joe partner to offer bachelor's degree opportunities

Friday, August 31, 2018


CState and Mount St. Joseph faculty and staff gathered with students to launch new opportunities for CState grads seeking a bachelor's degree in Pre-K through 3rd grade teaching. Front row, from left: Dr. Laura Saylor (Dean of Education, MSJ), Kennetha Schmits (Instructor, MSJ), Misty Wolf, Kelsey Beckstedt, Paige Raines, Carla Good (Advisor, MSJ). Back row, from left: Alex Downs and CState faculty members Kelly Hubbard, Holly McArthur, and Sandy Owen.

Starting this fall, graduates of Cincinnati State's Early Childhood Education (ECE) program can stay on Clifton Campus while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount St. Joseph University, leading to licensure to teach in pre-kindergarten through third grade.

Sandy Owen, Program Chair for ECE, said she has been working with faculty and staff at MSJ for several years to align curriculums and reduce barriers for ECE students who want to continue their education.

Sandy said, "Our goal is to ensure that students who move from Cincinnati State to The Mount avoid duplication in their coursework, and are well prepared to become excellent teachers for children ages 3 to 8."

Sandy said MSJ addressed other key concerns by offering numerous scholarship opportunities to Cincinnati State graduates, and by scheduling bachelor's degree classes on the CState campus.

Mount St. Joseph Associate Provost Maggie Davis said, "We want to build a bridge between our institutions, and this program is a great start.”

Advisors at both schools are working to make students aware of the new opportunities.

For more information, contact Sandy at sandy.owen@cincinnatistate.edu or (513) 569-1518.

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