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Art Education

Major Requirements

Major: Art Education

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

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Major Requirements

Art Education Requirements
ART 210Art History I (May satisfy general education category A)3
ART 211Art History II (May satisfy general education category A)3
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 122Studio Technology Foundations3
ART 124Foundations of Design3
ART 131Foundations Drawing3
ART 150Ceramics I3
ART 160Sculpture I3
ART 170Printmaking I3
ART 180Photography I3
ART 185Graphic Design I3
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
Digital Image and Output
Graphic Design and Digital Media
Upper Division Studio Electives: Select 3 credits from the following:3
Painting III
Ceramics III
Sculpture III
Printmaking III
Topics in Photography
Topics in Graphic Design
Painting IV
Drawing IV
Advanced Figure Drawing
Ceramics IV
Sculpture IV
Printmaking IV
Advanced Photography
Advanced Graphic Design
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)
Total Credits91

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.