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ED 417 Field Experience for Education: 1 semester hour

This course is designed primarily for students who may wish to complete a field experience in a term when they are not placed in the field in association with another education course. Students may also be advised/required to complete this course when taking ED 232 - Principles of Early Childhood and Elementary Education) not in conjunction with another course requiring a field placement. Students enrolling in this course will be placed in an early childhood, elementary, middle or high school classroom. Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 2.50.


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.