At Mount Mercy, our job is to give you the tools to become a well-rounded, well-prepared teacher who will help their students succeed in today's diverse classroom. To do this, we offer programs in general education, concentration in a major field of learning, and a sequence of education courses leading to your professional licensure by the State of Iowa.

For education majors, an endorsement represents a competency to teach a given subject at a specific level, for instance history at the secondary level. At Mount Mercy, we offer the following endorsements:

  • All Social Sciences
  • Art-Education
  • Business-General
  • Business-Marketing/Management
  • English-Language Arts
  • History
  • Mathematics-Education
  • Music-Education
  • Biology-Education
  • Social Science-American Government
  • Social Science-American History
  • Social Science-Psychology
  • Social Science-Sociology
  • Social Science-World History
  • Speech Communication-Theater

Mount Mercy also offers the following endorsements as minors for grades 5-12. These differ from original endorsements in that they must accompany an original endorsement:

  • English-Language Arts
  • Instructional Strategist Level I (5-12) (Special Education)*
  • Instructional Strategist Level II (5-12) (Special Education)*
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School (5-8)*
  • Multicategorical Resource Room*
  • Science-Chemistry
  • Science-General Science
  • Social Science-American Government
  • Social Science-American History
  • Social Science-Economics
  • Social Science-Psychology
  • Social Science-Sociology
  • Social Science-World History
  • Speech Communication-Theater

*These endorsements must be paired with a subject area endorsement. Special education endorsements require an original endorsement from the list above.