DALLAS - Misericordia University teacher education majors recently received their student teaching classroom assignments for the spring semester during the Student Teaching Seminar in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.

Twenty-two 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.

A local was among the student teachers who received assignments. Marisa Gallik of Honesdale was assigned to the Wayne Highlands School District.

For more information about Misericordia University Teacher Education Program, please log in to www.misericordia.edu/teacher or call (570) 674-6400.

Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats.

Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2015 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.