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ART EDUCATION - Degree Requirements

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The curriculum for art education consists of coursework for a major in art with a minor in education.

All Art + Design degree programs begin with foundation courses in the areas of drawing, art history, color theory and two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. The foundation helps students establish essential visual, conceptual and technical skills. A low faculty-to-student ratio in the Art + Design Department (enrollment in most art courses is limited to 12 students) means students receive individualized instruction and have a one-on-one relationship with the faculty.

Coursework in Education includes teaching methodology, adolescent psychology and curriculum development. Student teaching is arranged in area schools during your senior year, in both primary and high schools. Students must successfully complete the Praxis exam to graduate with a B.A. in Art Education.

Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) in Art Education
Degree Requirements:


  Credit Hours
Core Curriculum
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Art Foundation 24
Art Studio 21
Education 52
Total 137-140



Art Foundation
AR 111 Beginning Drawing
AR 117 Two-Dimensional Design
AR 119 Three-Dimensional Design
AR 181 Survey of Art
AR 183 Survey of Art II
AR 212 Intermediate Drawing
AR 218 Principles of Color Theory
AR 387 History of Contemporary Art
Art Studio
AR 221 Beginning Photography
AR 231 Beginning Ceramics
AR 261 Beginning Painting
AR 351 Printmaking
AR 355 Fiber Design
AR 365 Watercolor
  Computer Elective (3 credit hours)
ED 185 Practicum
ED 229 Developmental Education Psychology
ED 235 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
ED 245 Test & Measurements
ED 287 Educational Foundations
ED 315 General Methods
ED 366 Parent Conferencing - Secondary
ED 375 Reading in the Content Area
ED 381 Health & Safety Issues / School Setting
ED 419 Behavior Management
ED 455 Special Methods of Teaching - Art Secondary
ED 494 Student Teaching Seminar
ED 495 Student Teaching - Elementary
ED 495 Student Teaching - Secondary




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