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ED 311 Reading and Language Arts in the Intermediate Classroom: 3 semester hours

This course is designed to offer the prospective teacher an overview of methods, assessments, and techniques of teaching content area reading and the language arts in an integrated manner. Emphasis is given to both theoretical and practical developments as students work in the classroom applying various techniques. A field experience in an intermediate or middle school is required. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Prerequisites: ED 232, acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 2.70.


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.