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 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.