DALLAS TWP. — 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.
Six 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: Lori Brennan, Howell, N.J., Lake-Lehman School District; Christopher Gerlin, Shavertown, Rock Solid Academy; Michael Boutanos, Kingston, Rock Solid Academy; Alexia Evans, Kingston, Wyoming Valley West School District; Alyssa Mattioli, West Wyoming, Dallas School District, and Mariah Mattioli, Shavertown, Wyoming Valley West School District.
The Teacher Education Department at Misericordia University is 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 it was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924. The Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality recently reapproved all of the undergraduate and post baccalaureate teacher preparation programs offered by the department.