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ED 329 Methods 5-12 Social Science (with Reading): 3 semester hours

This course provides prospective secondary school social science teachers with instruction in recommended methods and content standards pertinent to the academic subject area. Content area reading skills and teaching techniques are also examined. A field experience in a middle school or high school is required. This course must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Prerequisite: Acceptance into the teacher education program and 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.