2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    Oct 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art and Fine Arts Teacher Certification

The bachelor of arts degree in art or the bachelor of fine arts degree in fine arts with the teaching certification enables a student to teach in the Missouri public schools K-12.

Certification can be combined with the BFA degree by completing all requirements below and fulfilling the concentration requirements (15 credits in drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture, or studio plus the three credits of senior project, participation in the junior portfolio review, and senior exhibition). A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the major with grades of C or higher.

All students majoring in art or fine arts with teacher certification are accepted provisionally in the BA or BFA program until the time at which they must apply for major approval.

Baccalaureate Degree and Residency Requirements

All requirements for an undergraduate degree are listed under academic policies and regulations  in the introductory section for undergraduate programs in this catalog. These requirements include a graduation requirement of at least one course in religion or theology. In addition the following are required:

  • See BA or BFA requirement
  • Successful completion of ART 499  and successful participation in the exhibition.

Teacher Certification Requirements

Full information for teacher certification policies, procedures, and requirements are found in the section titled Teacher Certification at Fontbonne University  following the graduate programs’ section in this catalog.

Major Approval

Major approval is required during the second semester of the sophomore year, or after the completion of 45 credit hours at Fontbonne. For transfer students, major approval is required after completing the equivalent of one full semester (a minimum of 12 credits) at Fontbonne.

General Education Requirements

The 42 credit hours of general education requirements are presented in the undergraduate academic information  section in this catalog. A course that meets a general education requirement may also meet a course requirement in the major or a course requirement in another discipline.

The following specific general education courses stipulated by the Missouri Department of Education must be chosen to meet the requirements for this major:

Courses Required in the Major

One Course in Art History Which May Include Any of the Following (3 credits)