About Education

At Maryville College, the Division of Education offers majors in EXERCISE SCIENCE, HEALTH CARE (NURSING), PHYSICAL EDUCATION, PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH FOR TEACHER LICENSURE, and OUTDOOR RECREATION. The Division is geared to meet the unique demands of its students and prepare them for successful careers in their respective disciplines.

Maryville College also offers 16 TEACHER LICENSURE TRACKS across grade levels (grades K-6, grades 7-12, and grades PK/K-12). While each major track is housed within the corresponding discipline of study (ex: History for Teacher Licensure is a major in the Division of Humanities), the Division of Education coordinates the teacher licensure screening process, field experiences, instruction in the Professional Education courses, and supervision of student teachers.

We encourage you to explore the various programs of the Division of Education and discover how Maryville College can help you reach your dreams.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Traci Haydu

Chair, Division of Education, Associate Professor of Exercise Science
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Dr. Terry Simpson

Professor of Secondary Education, Director of Teacher Education
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Dr. Mardi Craig

Associate Academic Dean and Associate Professor, Education
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Dr. Rebecca Lucas

Associate Professor of Elementary Education
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Dr. Alesia Orren

Associate Professor of Elementary Education
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Dr. Danny Pierce

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health & Recreation
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Dr. Alexa Shutt

Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science
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Mr. Bruce Guillaume

Director of Mountain Challenge
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Ms. Tanya McNamara

Adjunct Instructor of Education
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Dr. Jill Mertz

Adjunct Instructor of Education
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Ms. Sharon Wood

Director of Wellness and Athletic Training, Adjunct Instructor, PHR
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Mrs. Bonnie West

Administrative Assistant