Liberia - EDU

lyberiaAcademic Courses

  • EDUC485 Professional Practicum; EDUC480 Fieldwork Component IVA; EDUC403 Connecting Home, School and Community; EDUC 459 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction (ECE); EDUC 460 Middle School Curriculum; EMAT 608 Professional Practicum; EMAT 622 Curriculum and Instruction (MGE)
  • EDUC485 Professional Practicum; EDUC480 Fieldwork Component IVA; EDUC403 Connecting Home, School and Community; EDUC 459 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction (ECE); EDUC 460 Middle School Curriculum; EMAT 608 Professional Practicum; EMAT 622 Curriculum and Instruction (MGE)


  • Course Prerequisites for Candidates

Faculty

  • Andrew Grunzke; Assistant Professor, Tift College of Education
  • Rebecca Grunzke; Visiting Assistant Professor, Tift College of Education

 

***Students will register for a course from each faculty.****

Program Highlights

Service Project Description:

This project is focused on teaching kindergarten through sixth grade students at Ricks Institute, located 15 miles north of Monrovia in the Sub-Saharan Republic of Liberia. Ricks was once the premier private K-12 school in the country, but was virtually destroyed during the nation's civil war from 1989 to 2003. The school continues to rebuild and currently has more than 650 students enrolled in kindergarten through high school.

Tift College of Education students will be assigned to classrooms to plan and teach with Ricks teachers, and Teacher Leadership candidates will mentor Ricks faculty and initial certification students, and will assist in leading staff development seminars for both groups. All Mercer students may also participate in school facility related service projects, depending on needs at Ricks. Any selected project will give Mercer participants and Ricks faculty, staff, and students a chance to work together.

Tentative Dates: The selected Mercer On Mission 2013: Liberia Team will meet for classes on scheduled dates throughout spring semester. Please see attachments for scheduled meetings and prerequisite courses.

December 1 - Application deadline

Tentative Travel Dates: May 26 - June 24

Tentative Excursion: Liberia is not a tourist state. There will, however, be opportunities for trips beyond the Ricks Institute compound to increase understandings of the challenges Liberia faces in the post war era. The CHR 410 course will include several field trips into Monrovia where students will have a chance to engage government officials, activists, embassy personnel, and religious leaders. Interested students will have a chance to participate in worship, either on the Ricks campus or at churches in and around Monrovia.

Please note: The application process for this team involves individual interviews and a pre-interview large group session in addition to the requirements listed for all Mercer on Mission applicants.

Contact Information

For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.