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Course Requirements – Middle School Education

Major in Middle School Education

The following specific general education courses must be chosen to meet the requirements for this major:

  • CIS 103 Computer Technology: Applications for Educators (3 credits)
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDU 203 Survey of Learners with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
  • EDU 234 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)


Courses Required in the Major:

  • EDU 122 Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 201 Introduction to Classroom T eaching - Middle/Secondary (3 credits)
  • EDU 203 Survey of Learners with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
  • EDU 223 Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDU 234 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 339 Middle School Philosophy, Curr iculum, and Instruction (2 credits)
  • EDU 350 Reading in the Content Area (2 credits)
  • EDU 360 Reading Methods Practicum — Middle/Secondary (3 credits)
  • EDU 401 Classroom/Behavior Management Techniques — Middle/Secondary (3 credits)
  • EDU 447 Planning for Instruction and Assessment — Middle/Secondary (3 credits)
  • EDU 456 Student Teaching at the Middle School Level (10 credits*)


Courses Required in the Content Disciplines
Select one area of study. Students must complete coursework as indicated and complete at least 50% at Fontbonne.

Social Studies (Minor in History)

  • HST 103 Introduction to Western Civilization I (3 credits)
  • HST 104 Introduction to Western Civilization II (3 credits)
  • HST 105 Introduction to American History I (3 credits)
  • HST 106 Introductio n to American History II (3 credits)
  • HST 252 Methods of Teaching Social Studies (Secondary) (3 credits)
  • HST xxx American History Elective (3 credits)
  • HST xxx Non - American History Elective (3 credits) H
  • ST xxx Non - American History Elective (3 credits)
  • GGY 100 Introduction to Geography (3 credits)
  • SSC 201 The American Economy (3 credits)
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

Mathematics (Minor in Mathematics for Educators)

  • MTH 105 College Algebra if needed (4 credits)
  • MTH 108 Trigonometry, if needed (2 credits)
  • MTH 115 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MTH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
  • MTH 300 Modeling and Numerical Approximation (3 credits)
  • MTH 302 Readings in the History of Mathematics (2 credits)
  • MTH 320 Elements of Geometry (3 credits)
  • MTH 330 Algebraic Structures (3 credits)
  • MTH 360 Teaching Mathematics Middle/Secondary (3 credits)

Language Arts (Minor in English)

  • ENG 240 Survey of English Literature I (3 credits)
  • ENG 241 Survey of English Literature II (3 credits)
  • ENG 260 American Literary Tradition to Whitman (3 credits)
  • ENG 261 American Literary Tradition since Whitman (3 credits)
  • ENG 303 History of the English Language (3 credits)
  • ENG xxx Writing Elective (3 credits)
  • ENG 386 Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 credits)
  • EDU 240 Literature for Children and Adolescents (2 credits)

Science (Minor in Biological Sciences)

  • BIO 112 General Biology I w/lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 114 General Biology II/lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 207 Plant Biology w/lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 250 Microbiology w/lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 312 Genetics (3 credits)
  • BIO 318 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • BIO 371 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools (2 credits)
  • PHY 108 Physical Science w/lab (3 cred its)