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Professional Requirements

Degree and Certification Requirements
Undergraduates must successfully complete the general education and professional requirements of Fontbonne University (a total of 128 hours, less coursework accepted as transfer credit).  Two university-supervised field experiences are required and may be completed “on-the-job.”
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires a blended GPA of 2.75 for all courses taken at all colleges and universities and Fontbonne requires a GPA of 2.75 for professional coursework.  You must attempt the C-BASE, a test of general knowledge, complete the capstone project required of all Fontbonne teacher certification candidates, and pass the Praxis II examination in special education.
Professional Requirements for Certification and Undergraduate Degree
Foundations for Teaching
EDU 120  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 hours)
EDU 234  Philosophical Foundations of Education (2 hours)
EDU 320  Transitions/Career Education (2 hours)
EDU 392  Assessment of Ability and Achievement (3 hours)
PSY 200  Developmental Psychology (3 hours)
Clinical Experiences
EDU 411  Clinical Practice for Paraprofessionals (3 hours)
EDU 465* Special Education Field Experience (8 hours)
*some credit for field experience may be granted based on documented, previous work experience.
Teaching Methods
BIO 370   Teaching Science in Elementary School (2 hours)
CIS 103   Microcomputer Applications for Education (3 hours)
CDS 105  Speech/Language Development of the Normal and Exceptional Child (3 hours)
EDU266   Methods of Teaching Literacy (6 hours)
EDU 306  Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (3 hours)
EDU 323  Mild and Moderate Disabilities in Special Education: Identification and Instruction  (6 hours)
EDU 330  Multisensory Methods for the Social Studies Classroom (4 hours)
EDU 350  Reading in the Content Area (3 hours)
EDU 355  Analysis and Correction of Math Difficulties (2 hours)
EDU 394  Counseling Techniques (3 hours)
EDU 400  Classroom/Behavior Management Techniques (3 hours)
HES 119  Essential Concepts for Health and Fitness (3 hours)
MTH 350  Methods of Teaching Math (3 hours)