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Mineral Area College Education Major Agreement

  • The Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (A.A.T.) is a statewide program comprised of 42 credit hours of general education requirements.  Students are required to complete the Teacher Education Core designed by the school curriculum.  Some community colleges require 12+ credit hours to complete the Teacher Education Core.  Fontbonne University will recognize this degree as long as the final transcript reflects that the AAT Degree has been satisfied.  If the AAT Degree does not appear on the official final transcript, a course by course evaluation will be performed.
  • Students who have graduated from a Missouri Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree and have completed the MO/GER 42 Block Requirements will have satisfied Fontbonne University General Education Requirements (42- Credit Hour Block).
  • Students who have not met the MO/GER 42 Block Requirements will have a course by course transcript evaluation performed. Students are encouraged to complete Fontbonne University’s 42/Credit Hours of General Education Requirements.  Please refer to the General Education Requirements listed.
  • Please note that some majors have specific General Education Requirements that meets both General Education and Major requirements. 
  • A maximum of 64 credit hours may be transferred from East Central College. 

The following is a list of the required courses for the Elementary, Middle, Special, & Secondary Major Degree at Fontbonne University and the equivalent courses offered at Mineral Area College.

Major:     Elementary and Middle School Education
Degree Offered:  Bachelor  of Arts

Major:     Special and Secondary Education
Degree Offered:  Bachelor of Science

Major Requirements



PSY 1250 Human Growth & Development (GER/MAJOR)
(Preferred-fulfills requirement for all certification areas)

PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (GER/MAJOR)

OR EDU 1300 Child Development (GER/MAJOR)
(for Early Childhood, Elementary certification)


OR EDU 1100 Psychology of Adolescence  (GER/MAJOR)
(for Middle School, Secondary certification)


EDU 2320 Education Psychology

EDU 222 Educational Psychology

EDU 2040 Foundations of Education

EDU 234 Philosophical Foundations of Education (GER/MAJOR)

*EDU 2020 Children’s Literature

EDU 240 Literature for Children and Adolescents

EDU 2200 Technology for Teachers (GER/MAJOR)

CIS 103 Microcomputer Apps for Teachers  (GER/MAJOR)

EDU 2100 Teaching Profession w/Field Experience

EDU 200 Intro to Classroom Teaching
(ECE, Elem., Sp.Ed. – not for Deaf Education)

*BUS 2930 Principles of Macroeconomics  (GER/MAJOR)

SSC 201 Economics  (GER/MAJOR)

OR *BUS 2940 Principles of Microeconomics  (GER/MAJOR)


GEO 1130 Regional World Geography I

GGY 100 Intro to Geography

* Required for Elementary and Special Education majors