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  Academic Programs / Art & Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Jo-Anna J. Moore, Chairperson
Anderson Hall, Room 311


The Art Education program ensures a fully-rounded preparation for the elementary and secondary school teacher. This program provides content study for art teacher preparation and teacher certification to teach art in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The requirements for the degree are 128 total credits. 42 credits are in studio art, 9 credits in Art History, 20 credits in Art Education, 18 credits in Education, and 39 to 45 credits in the University Core Curriculum.  The department will accept a maximum of 24 semester hours of transfer studio credits toward the major. The Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Major Requirements for the B.S. in Art Education

Students must also satisfy all University Core requirements.  A minimum of 128 hours is required for the degree.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Art C059 Intro to Visual Language: Design 3 AR 
Art C069/X069 Intro to Visual Language: Drawing 3 AR, WI
Art C079 Intro to Visual Language: Painting 3 AR
Art C089 Intro to Visual Language: 3-D Design 3 AR 
Art 0118 Painting II 3  


Relief Printmaking I
Art 0140 Drawing II 3  
Art 0159 Aqueous Media 3  
Crafts 0151 or 0152 Beginning Ceramics 3  
Art W192 Art Seminar (offered only in the Fall) 3 WI* 
Art History C055 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Art History C056 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Art History   Art History Elective (not AH C051) 3  
Art   Studio Art Electives from University Art Department (four courses) 12  


Required Courses Also Satisfying University CORE

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Psychology C060 Psychology as a Social Science 3 IN
History C067

History US 1600-1877
History US 1877-Present
3 AC

Additional Liberal Arts Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
STOC 0065 Public Speaking 3  
Literature Elective   Any University literature course.
(See Department Advisor for pre-approval.)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Art Education 0110 Science & Art of Teaching (Only offered in Spring) (Prerequisites: English C050 & Psych C060.) (B-) 4  
Art Education 0085 Art in Elem. & Secondary Education (Prerequisites: Speech Screening, PPST tests, AE 0110. Application must be submitted during pre-registration the semester prior to taking the course.)(B-) 4  
Art Education 0187 Student Teaching is now five full days per week. (Prerequisites: All ED and AE courses must be completed. Application must be submitted during pre-registration the semester prior to taking the course.) (C) 12  

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
ED X060 Education & Schooling in America (C) 3 AC/WI
ED 0122 The Developing Individual Across the Lifespan (C+)   3  
ED 0155 Inclusive Education For a Culturally Diverse Society (C) 3  
ED 0205 Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Ed. (C+)  3  
ED 0206 Assessment and Evaluation (C) 3  
ED 0255 Effective Use of Technology in Classroom. (Prerequisite: Skills Test) (C+) 3  
Note: Grades in parentheses indicate minimum grade necessary to count towards degree requirements.


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