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Art Education

Major Requirements

Major: Art Education

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
UNIV 189Skills For Academic Success1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
One Course in Upper Level Writing. Select one of the following:3
Business and Professional Writing
Writing in the Technical Professions
Creative Writing
Writing in the Sciences
Writing in the Health Professions
Writing in the Design Professions
Visual Culture and Language
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R): Select from current general education list3
Science & Technology (S):
A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course. Select from current general education list10
Humanities & Fine Arts (A):
ART 210Art History I3
ART 211Art History II3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B): Select from current general education list6
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list
Global Perspectives (G): Select from current general education list
Total Credits40

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements40
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Art)3
EDUC 482Classroom Practice/Methods of Teaching II:3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Teaching Specialty Requirements
Studies in Art History
ART 451History of American Art3
or ART 453 Topics in Art History
ART 452Contemporary Art3
Studies in Studio
ART 120Painting I3
ART 122Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 124Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 131Foundations Drawing3
ART 150Ceramics I3
ART 160Sculpture I3
ART 170Printmaking I3
ART 180Photography I3
or ART 185 Design and Digital Media I
ART 230Drawing II3
ART 330Drawing III3
Art Studio or Art History Elective: Select 3 credits3
Intermediate Studio Course: Select 3 credits from the following:3
Painting II
Ceramics II
Sculpture II
Printmaking II
Photography II
Design and Digital Media II
Upper Division Studio Electives: Select 3 credits from the following:3
Painting III
Ceramics III
Sculpture III
Printmaking III
Photography III
Design and Digital Media III
Painting IV
Drawing IV
Advanced Figure Drawing
Ceramics IV
Sculpture IV
Printmaking IV
Photography IV
Design and Digital Media IV
Individual Study (IS may be used toward the upper division studio electives. IS can be taken in Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture)
Baccalaureate Project: 3 credits3
Baccalaureate Project (Capstone)
Degree Requirements: Potential of 10 credits to reach the minimum of 12210
Total Credits122

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • Courses taken P/F may not be used to satisfy any requirements.
  • GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements.