At Maryville College, the Division of Education offers study in the areas of teacher licensure, physical education and outdoor recreation, and health care and nursing. Each department within the division is geared to meet the unique demands of its students and prepare them for successful career in their respective disciplines. We encourage you to explore the various programs of the Division of Education and discover how Maryville College can help you reach your dreams.
Educational Technology (EDU 302)
Required for all students completing the teacher licensure program, EDU 302 is a course that provides students with the essential knowledge and skills to successfully integrate technology in the classroom. “In the last several years, our focus has centered on using blogs, pods, Wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools to enhance instruction and productivity,” says Dr. Lucas, EDU 302 instructor. “With each tool introduced, we examine the utility for teachers and for students.”
Sociology of Education (SOC 271)
Current issues comprise a significant portion of the content of this course. Required readings and experiences change each semester. Education is impacted by laws/regulations enacted by the local, state and federal governments. Immigration patterns and the changing socioeconomic status of families always present challenges to our schools. Students are asked to confront and solve current “real world” problems.
Reading and Writing in the Content Area (EDU 321)
This is a course that brings students up to speed on lesson planning and objective writing. The course is designed to teach strategies for incorporating a variety of texts into instruction as an elementary or secondary school teacher. Dr. Orren demands a lot during this class, but if you strive to meet the expectations you will be surprised at what you have learned and accomplished by the end of the course. I was personally motivated to produce my very best work each time I submitted a lesson plan or unit of study. Out of all of the education courses that I took over the course of my time at Maryville College, this was the most fun, rewarding, and enlightening.
In 2008, Maryville College was awarded a Math/Science Partnership grant (ETnMSP). This grant is funded by the United States Department of Education and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Education. The ETnMSP focuses on effective, data-driven and sustainable mathematics and science improvements in teaching and learning in the public schools. Dr. Terry L. Simpson, Director of Teacher Education at MC, serves as project director for the $1.8 million dollar grant. Other partners include SouthEast Educational, Inc. (Dr. Terry Lashley, Executive Director) and Pellissippi State Community College. The participating school districts include Blount County, Fentress County, Union County and York Institute.