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Teacher Education / Art Education (Grades PreK-12) B.S.AE.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

The College works cooperatively with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a program in Art Education, which leads to both degree and licensure for grades PreK-12. Students fulfill course requirements in general education, professional art education, professional education, studio art, art history, and related subjects. Graduates satisfy College of Education and Social Services requirements for teacher licensure and complete art course work in the Art and Art History department in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program allows sufficient additional advanced courses as recommended by the Art and Art History department for admission to graduate school.

Students must be enrolled in the College of Education and Social Services. Those admitted as first-year students or sophomores to the Art Education program are considered candidates in the program.

Students must meet with their advisor and receive approval prior to registration for the student teaching placement and accompanying courses. 

A minimum of 121 approved credits is required for the degree.

Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding teacher licensure and degree requirements from the CESS Student Services office, 528 Waterman, or the CESS website.

A Possible Curriculum in Art Education

First YearCredits
HDFS 005 Human Development3  
ARTS 001 Drawing (Studio Art Foundation)3  
ARTH 005 Western Art:Ancient - Medieval (Art History)3  
General Education Courses6 6
ARTS 012 Perspectives on Art Making  3
ARTH 006 Western Art:Renaissance-Modern (Art History)  3
EDSP 005 D2:Iss Aff Persons W/Disabil  3
Year Total: 15 15
Studio Art6 6
General Education Courses9 6
Art History Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
EDAR 177 Curriculum & Pract in Elem Art4  
Elective or General Education Course13  
EDAR 178 Curriculum&Pract Middle/HS Art4  
Studio Art6 6
EDAR 283 Current Issues in Art & Ed  3
EDAR 284 Current Issues in Art & Ed  3
Art History Elective  3
Year Total: 17 15
EDFS 203 Soc, Hst & Phil Found of Educ3  
Studio Art26  
EDSC 226 Teaching Internship  12
EDSC 230 Teaching for Results  3
Year Total: 15 15
Total Credits in Sequence: 122

The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.


Studio Art during the Senior year consists of a 100-level course in 3-D and a 100-level course in digital media.