ED 232 Principles of Early Childhood and Elementary Education: 2 semester hours
This course must be taken at Mount Mercy. This course includes a study of instructional planning, patterns, and strategies. In-class practice will be provided for writing goals and objectives, designing learning activities, and peer teaching. A field experience of thirty hours in kindergarten or elementary school is required. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Prerequisites: ED 102. ED 253 and ED 232 may be taken concurrently. Cumulative grade point average of 2.70. (Fall semester, junior year).
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.