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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Art education students major in Art, and minor in Education. You'll have two academic advisors – one in Art and one in Education – to make sure you meet the University's academic requirements, as well as those required for Teaching Certification.


All art education majors begin with foundation courses including drawing, color theory, art history, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, which help students establish essential visual, conceptual and technical skills. Upper division art courses required for art education majors include ceramics, fiber, oil painting, watercolor, printmaking, and photography. Coursework in education includes teaching methods, developmental psychology and curriculum development. Student teaching is arranged in area schools during your senior year. Graduates are certified to teach at the primary and secondary level in Missouri. Kansas certification is also available. Students must successfully complete the Praxis exam to graduate with a B.A. in Art Education.


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Degree Requirements

BA: 131-132 total credit hours

Core Curriculum: 39-40 hours

Art Foundation: 21 hours

Art Studio: 21 hours

Education & State: 50


Art Foundation: 21 hours

AR 111 Beginning Drawing

AR 117 Two-Dimensional Design

AR 181 Art of the Ancient World

AR 183 From Renaissance to Modern

AR 212 Intermediate Drawing

AR 218 Principles of Color Theory

AR 387 History of Contemporary Art


Art Studio: 21 hours

AR 219 Three-Dimensional Design

AR 221  Beginning Photography

AR 231  Beginning Ceramics

AR 261  Beginning Painting

AR 351  Printmaking

AR 355  Fiber Design

AR 365  Watercolor


Education: 44 hours

ED 184 Intro to Ed Tech

ED 185 Practicum

ED 229 Developmental Education Psychology

ED 245 Test & Measurements

ED 287 Multicultural Educational Foundations

ED 315 General Methods

ED 322 Language and Literature in Global Context

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 Final Clinical Experience

ED 495 Final Clinical Capstone

State requirements K-12:

EN112 Composition II

PS120 American National Government

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