2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Certification

Majors leading to teacher certification in secondary areas (9-12) are offered within the appropriate departments at Fontbonne University. Secondary certification programs are available in art, English, and social studies. Candidates should review the coursework required in the appropriate department specified in this catalog.

DUAL undergraduate/graduate enrollment students classified as seniors may be eligible to enroll in graduate courses as unclassified graduate students. Please see dual undergraduate/graduate enrollment requirements in the undergraduate and graduate academic policies and regulations sections in this catalog.

Background Checks

School districts require that any individual who teaches, supervises, or has access to students in a school undergo a criminal background check. This will include an open records check, a check for child abuse/neglect and an FBI fingerprint screening. Students will be required to obtain a background check upon declaring themselves for a major related to teacher education. Students are responsible for keeping background checks current in order to avoid exclusion from clinical sites, practicum sites, and student teaching. Costs for background checks will be borne by the individual student. Questions regarding background checks should be directed to the Teacher Certification Coordinator in East 235.