Secondary Education Class Requirements

 Although the education program does not have specific prerequisites, we recommend the following classes:

  • English, four years including literature
  • Mathematics, two or more years including algebra, algebra II and geometry
  • Social Studies, three or more years including American and European history
  • Science, two or more years of a laboratory science
  • Foreign language, two or more years

We have found, particularly for secondary education, a number of students enter the program after taking a couple of years of college (outside education), or even after establishing a post-college career. At Mount Mercy, we welcome these students as well. If this is you, we realize that every situation is different, and we look forward to talking to you about your particular situation. Please contact the education department to learn more.

For everyone, please see the admission section of our current university catalog (pdf) for more information about requirements and admission procedures.