Welcome to Social Studies with Ms. Major!

Ms. Major

Phone: (651) 293-8740


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed., University of Minnesota - Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy BA - Macalester College - Sociology and Communication Studies

Ms. Major

 Educational Philosophy

Students learn best when they feel connected the classroom cmmunity, when learning is authentic and when they "see" themselves reflected in the curriculum. I work hard to build strong relationships with my students because middle schoolers thrive when they feel connected to their school community.  As a social studies teacher, I challenge students break out of their own worldview by examining historical and current events from multiple perspectives.

I Am SPPS - Courtney Major - Click on the You Tube Video Link to get a peak into my classroom!

Personal History:

In my spare time I spend time with my husband and 3 daughers, swim, run, read, hike, ski, camp -- generally any adventurous thing I could tell my grandchildren about when I am old.  I have been teaching in St. Paul for over 15 years.

I love teaching 6th Grade MN Studies, In These Times and supporting students with their History Day projects at Murray. I am part of the best staff in SPPS that offers a rigorous academic curriculum and provide supports to ensure we get the best from each student we serve. 

Students and their families are encouraged to check the Schoology pages specific to your class with Ms. Major for the most up to date class assignments, resources and information.


  • Ever wonder what it's like to go to National History Day? 


    Check out this AMAZING Retrospective of NHD written and produced by Murray Alum and #NerdHerd Member Soren S.

    Link to: "The Nerd Herd" Retrospective Video on YouTube

    A HUGE THANKS to Soren for putting this together. You ROCK!