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ED 166 Art Methods Majors K-8 with reading: 2 semester hours

This is a course for art majors who wish to teach art in the elementary school. Special emphasis will be on planning the program, setting up the classroom, and examining current methods of teaching. A field experience in an elementary art classroom is required. This course is open to art minors with the permission of the instructor. The course includes one hour of lecture, two hours of laboratory experience and three hours of school observations each week. This course is required for art majors seeking K-8 teaching certification for art. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Prerequisites: Art major, junior standing and ED 232.


The Mount Mercy Education program prepares reflective teachers and leaders informed by scholarship, grounded in best practice, enriched by caring, and committed to responsive service in the “Mercy Tradition.” In order to achieve this mission, Mount Mercy provides for each prospective teacher a program of core curriculum, concentration in a major field of learning, varied field based experiences and a sequence of education courses leading to professional licensure by the State of Iowa. The curriculum for the Education majors, including endorsement areas, is under regulation and accreditation from the Department of Education in Iowa and is subject to change upon changes in regulation made by the State.