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 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

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

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
or ART 335 Figure Drawing
Art Studio or Art History Elective: Select 3 credits3
Intermediate Studio Course: Select one course 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 one course from the following:3
Topics in Painting
Topics in Ceramics
Sculpture III
Topics in Printmaking
Topics in Photography
Advanced Topics in Graphic Design
Baccalaureate Studio: Painting
Drawing IV
Advanced Figure Drawing
Baccalaureate Studio: Ceramics
Sculpture IV
Baccalaureate Studio: Printmaking
Baccalaureate Studio: Photography
Baccalaureate Studio: 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
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.