Your call to teach students with challenges that require a different approach necessitates an education plan designed to prepare and support your success. As a special education major, you’ll have a foundation in the liberal arts, along with professional education courses to prepare you for certification in grades K-12 in mild-moderate disabilities, along with add-on certification in elementary education for grades 1-6.
Fontbonne’s Educator Preparation Programs are recognized and certified by state and national agencies, providing graduates with excellent credentials for entering the teaching profession.
At Fontbonne, you will have the opportunity to explore special education from a variety of perspectives, equipping you with the skills to assess and respond to unique student needs.
Early, mid-level, and final clinical experiences occur in public, private and parochial schools throughout the metropolitan region.
Participating districts include Special School District in St. Louis County, St. Louis Public Schools, Schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and a variety of other school districts, such as Affton, Clayton, Ferguson-Florissant, Ft. Zumwalt, Hazelwood, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lindbergh, Mehlville, O’Fallon, Parkway, Pattonville, Riverview Gardens, Rockwood, University City, and Webster Groves.
Graduates from our Elementary Education Program have found employment at: