The Teacher Education Department is one of the University’s oldest departments. Many of the original students who entered College Misericordia in 1924 became teachers. Since then, Misericordia University has prepared thousands of excellent teachers for our nation's classrooms.
With all of its programs, the Teacher Education Department seeks to develop effective teachers who are masters of the content they teach and who teach in pedagogically-sound ways that inspire students to learn. Using educational theory and methods courses with the liberal arts core as a base, the Teacher Education Department provides a variety of learning opportunities to facilitate our students’ mastery of a thorough knowledge of human growth and development with an appreciation of diversity so that, as teachers, our graduates will understand, respect and respond to the unique strengths, needs, and desires presented by individual students and their families.
The Teacher Education Department offers the following undergraduate programs:
Early Childhood Education
Middle Level Education
Misericordia's PD Program provides a wide variety of courses offered in flexible formats
The Teacher Education Department offers the following graduate programs:
Opportunities for high school students to enroll, at no cost, in college-level teacher prep courses as part of a dual enrollment career exploration pathway
Starting Freshman year
Hours of Field Work by time of graduation
Small Class Sizes
(Most major courses capped at 15)