Mary Beth Farrell
Instructor and Director of the Social Studies Licensure Program
Ms. Farrell teaches courses in World Civilization and supervises student teachers seeking licensure to teach social studies. To that end, she teaches HIS 110/111 Enrichment for Licensure Students; HIS 487 Current Issues in Social Studies Education, and the capstone student-teaching experience for all licensure students: HIS 490/491. Ms. Farrell frequently consults with textbook publishers and has authored Discovering Mississippi: A Teacher's Guide and Resource Book (1994, 1999).
Ms. Farrell continues to supervise student teachers and to teach survey-level history courses for the department. In addition, Farrell wrote the proposal that resulted in the three-year, $850,000 U.S. Department of Education grant the department received in September 2002, and working with the American Institute for History Education and National Council for the Social Studies, she has presented seminars and led teacher study trips in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Idaho, Ohio, New Jersey, Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. Farrell is also busy making sure the department is prepared for the upcoming NCATE accreditation process.