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Teacher Certification

Fontbonne University offers teacher certification programs that prepare individuals who will be able to teach students with a variety of learning styles from diverse backgrounds and prepare students for the future by encouraging an attitude of openness and critical evaluation regarding change. All Fontbonne teacher certifcation programs prepare you for the challenge of teaching and enable you to give meaningful service to children and adults. Our programs are recognized and accredited by the state of Missouri and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), providing graduates with excellent credentials for entering the teaching profession.

If you aspire to make a difference in people's lives during your career, explore the teacher certification programs at Fontbonne University.

Education/Special Education Department

Early Childhood

1-6 elementary

  • add Inclusion Specialty
  • add Early Childhood and/or Early Childhood Special Education (birth-grade 3) certificates

5-9 middle school

  • language arts
  • mathematics
  • science
  • social studies

K-12 Special Education: mild/moderate cross categorical (includes elementary certification)

K-12 Special Education: Paraprofessional Pathways

Communication Disorders Department

B-12 Special Education: deaf/hearing impaired

Family and Consumer Sciences Dept.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Fine Arts Department

K-12 Art

9-12 Speech/Theatre + 5-9 Speech/Theatre

English and Communication Department

9-12 English

Mathematics and Computer Science Dept.

9-12 Mathematics

History, Philosophy and Religion Dept.

9-12 Social Sciences

Biology and Physical Sciences Dept.

9-12 Biology

Information brochure (pdf, 1.03MB)

Alignment of MoSPE Standards and NBPTS Standards with Fontbonne's Conceptual Framework (pdf, 328.7KB)

MoSPE Standards, Commitments of the Responsible Educator, and NBPTS Standards (pdf, 203.48KB)

MoSPE Continuum (pdf, 481.11KB)