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Middle School Teacher Certification

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS *

Foundations for Teaching (18 hours)                        

  • EDU 500 Behavior Management Techniques or EDU 529 Positive Behavioral Supports (3 hours)
  • EDU 339 Middle School Philosophy Curriculum and Philosophy (2 hours)
  • EDU 541 Frameworks for Learning (3 hours)
  • EDU 542 The Teacher as Leader (3 hours)
  • EDU 586 Studies in Disability and Exceptionality (3 hours)
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

Teaching Methods (15 hours)                       

  • CIS 103 Microcomputers in Education (3 hours)
  • EDU 223 Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3 hours)
  • EDU 549 Foundations of Reading Instruction  (3 hours)
  • EDU 550 Reading in the Content Areas (3 hours)
  • EDU 597 The Instructional Process (3 hours)

Methods Course Applicable to Certification Area (Select one in the chosen certification area)

  • BIO 370 Teaching Science in Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School (2 hours) 
  • ENG 386 Teaching of English in the Middle and Secondary School (3 hours)
  • HST 252 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies in the Middle and Secondary School (3 hours)
  • MTH 360 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School (3 hours)

Clinical Experiences (13 hours)                                 

  • EDU 531 The Contemporary Classroom (3 hours)
  • EDU 456 Student Teaching at the Middle School Level (10 hours)

* Middle school certification candidates must complete an appropriate program of at least 21 hours in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science.  A minimum of six (6) hours must be taken at Fontbonne University.      

 

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