Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching assignments for the fall semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
Three Misericordia University student teachers participated in the program, which prepares the undergraduates for classroom observation and instruction in several regional school districts. The Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University requires student teachers to observe student instruction for 14 weeks in two different classrooms as part of their educational and professional experience. Students spend the school day in their assigned classrooms at first observing and then gradually teaching classes.
The following student teachers received assignments to regional school districts: Shane Kreller, Sweet Valley, Lake Lehman High School; Michelle Mellody, Smithfield, Rhode Island, Lake Noxen Elementary School, and Allison Rosselli, Springbrook Twp., North Pocono Middle School and Moscow Elementary Center.
The Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University was one of the first universities in the state to be reapproved under the newly revised state certification process. The university has been offering teacher education courses since 1924 when the Religious Sisters of Mercy first opened the institution of higher education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality recently reapproved the undergraduate and post baccalaureate teacher preparation programs offered by the department.
Misericordia University teacher education majors received their student teaching assignments for the fall semester during the Student Teaching Seminar. Students participating in the program, from left, are Michelle Mellody, Smithfield, R.I.; Shane Kreller, Sweet Valley, Pa., and Allison Rosselli, Spring Brook Twp., Pa.