Art Education

Major Requirements

Major: Art Education

Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

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.

 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 major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 475Reading in the Content Area2
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 210Art History I (May satisfy general education category A)3
ART 211Art History II (May satisfy general education category A)3
ART 389Art Theory and Criticism3
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 335Figure Drawing3
Advanced Studio Development and Seminar
Students must take 6 credits from the following with enough depth to develop a thesis
ART 390
ART 491
Advanced Studio Arts Development
and Seminar
ART 390
ART 491
Advanced Studio Arts Development
and Seminar
Baccalaureate Project
One Studio Course from the following list must be taken with ART 489.
ART 489
ART 420
Baccalaureate Project
and Baccalaureate Studio: Painting (Capstone)
or ART 430 Drawing IV
or ART 435 Advanced Figure Drawing
or ART 450 Baccalaureate Studio: Ceramics
or ART 460 Sculpture IV
or ART 470 Baccalaureate Studio: Printmaking
or ART 480 Baccalaureate Studio: Photography
or ART 485 Baccalaureate Studio: Graphic Design
Total Credits92

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.