October 27, 2014 - 10:18am
For the second consecutive year, Norma Linda Mattingly, associate professor of education, and three of her students collected and delivered donations for the children at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Mount Mercy students Debbie Smith, Kara McCoy and Kate Till took time out of their summer to bring the children over 200 books and other items that included shoes, toothpaste, coats, jackets, soap, hair products and deodorant.
December 3, 2013 - 3:45pm
Mount Mercy University is partnering with Regis Middle School and Center Point-Urbana schools to implement a Professional Development School (PDS) model for teacher preparation. This program provides university education majors the opportunity to apply the theory and content they are learning in their classes directly into the district classrooms. In turn, K-12 students benefit from additional instruction and support provided by Mount Mercy’s teacher interns. Mount Mercy is one of only a few of colleges in the state participating in a collaboration like this to date.
December 3, 2013 - 3:43pm
Mount Mercy’s Assistant Professor of Education Jennie Schmidt, Ph.D., recently traveled to St. Louis to present “Pre-Service Learning Across the Curriculum” at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference. The research compiled by Schmidt, along with Mount Mercy’s Dr. Norma-Linda Mattingly and Dr. Jan Rohner, focused on the cross-curricular connections made between social studies methods and reading language arts methods of education. More than 3,500 attended this 93rd conference of social studies educators.
November 18, 2013 - 10:06am
Ellen O’Keefe, Mount Mercy associate professor of education and education department chair, will speak to Hawkeye Community College students at a noon luncheon on Nov. 20. Professor O'Keefe will discuss the nuances of the university’s education program, along with thoughts on PRAXIS – an educational licensure test. She will answer student questions as they relate to learning, academic requirements and student life on Mount Mercy’s campus.
April 25, 2012 - 7:08pm
Undergraduate and graduate students in the education class “Education Travel Abroad” recently returned from a spring break trip to Canterbury, England, where they had the opportunity to collaborate with students at Canterbury Christ Church University and participate in the Primary Education International Student Conference, “Bringing the World into the Classroom.”

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