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Course Requirements – Special Education: Paraprofessional Pathways

Major in Special Education: Para-Professional Pathways to Teaching SM

While students must complete a full general education sequence, the following specific general education courses must be chosen to meet the requirements for this major:
BIO 108 Introduction to Life Sciences/lab (3 credits)
CIS 103 Microcomputer Applications in Education(3 credits)
HST 105 or 106 Introduction to American History I or II(3 credits)
PHY 108 Introduction to Physical Science/lab (3 credits)
PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

Courses Required in the Major:
EDU 120 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 credits)
EDU 234 Philosophical Foundations of Education (2 credits)
EDU 266 Methods of Teaching Literacy (6 credits)
EDU 306 Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (3 credits)
EDU 320 Transition/Career Education (2 credits)
EDU 323 Mild and Moderate Disabilities in Special Education: Identification and Instruction (6 credits)
EDU 330 Multisensory Methods for the Social Studies Classroom (4 credits)
EDU 350 Reading in the Content Areas (3 credits)
EDU 355 Analysis and Correction of Math Difficulties (2 credits)
EDU 373 Education toward a Global Perspective (2 credits)
EDU 392 Educational Assessment and Diagnosis (3 credits)
EDU 394 Counseling Techniques (3 credits)
EDU 400 Classroom/Behavior Management Techniques(3 credits)
EDU 411 Clinical Practice for Paraprofessionals
EDU 465 Special Education Field Experience (8 credits)*
*Partial credit may be granted for experience.

Courses Required in Other Disciplines:
CDS 105 Speech and Language Development of the Normal and Exceptional Child (3 credits)
MTH 350 Methods of Teaching Mathematics—Elementary/Early Childhood (3 credits)
BIO 370 Methods of Teaching Science—Elementary/Early Childhood (2 credits)
HES 119 Essential Concepts for Health and Fitness(3 credits)

Graduation Requirement
Students must complete one course in religion. REL 225 World Religions is highly recommended.  

Secondary Education Certification
Majors leading to teacher certification in secondary areas (9-12) are offered within the appropriate departments at Fontbonne University. Secondary certification programs are available in art, biology, English, family and consumer sciences, mathematics, social studies, and speech/theatre. Candidates should review the coursework required in the appropriate department specified in this catalog.