Course Requirements

Due to the nature of the program, the Art Education Major is only available to campus-based students.

Art Education Major - (82 credit hours)

The baccalaureate degree and traditional teacher licensure program prepares teacher candidates to teach art to students in preschool, elementary/primary, elementary/intermediate, middle school/junior high, and high school settings. In addition to general study courses, the P-12 Art Education major requires the completion of 82 credit hours, for a total of 120 credit hours.

Art Education - Required Education Core Courses

18 credit hours required; all courses listed.

Students are required to complete a one-hour guided observation in each of the following areas: preschool, kindergarten, elementary/primary, elementary/intermediate, middle school, high school, special education: elementary, special education: senior/junior/middle, and adult basic education classrooms.

Explores philosophical, ethical, historical, and social foundations of education as these approaches relate to educators as change agents in society. Addresses applications in the context of educational communities and emphasizes critical, reflective, values-based, and philosophic decisionmaking for the development of competent, caring, professionals. Includes an introduction to standards for professional practice and portfolio development.

Introduces study of the life-span development—an exploration of the biological, social and psychological changes that occur from the beginning of life to its end. Observation of children and adults is utilized.

Prepares teacher candidates to create learning environments that enhance the strengths and abilities of diverse learners, including students from various cultural, racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds; students with differing learning styles; students who are gifted/talented; and students with disabilities. Focuses on the development of teachers‘ attitudes toward diverse learners and skills in developing and using multiple instructional strategies and adaptations to ensure that all students learn.

Prepares teacher candidates to explore important and complex roles of teachers, other school and related personnel, primary family members, and their interactions. Accessing school services and personnel will be discussed. Designed to create an awareness of referral agencies and facilities concerned with education, health, and welfare of all students. Discussion will include basic school laws that affect all teachers in terms of contracts, school boards, school policies and procedures, discipline, and special education.

The study and application of psychological concepts as they apply to teaching and learning from childhood through adolescence. Topics include: learning theory; motivation; physical, emotional and sociological development; individual differences; intelligence; evaluations based on behavioral objectives; and types and uses of standardized tests. Prerequisite: ED 109 or PS 111.

This course is designed to provide the teacher candidate with a solid foundation in the elements of measurement and assessment that are essential components in measuring instruction's impact on student learning. Teacher candidates will focus on the construction and selection of tests that measure student performance relative to intended learning outcomes and standards. Requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Developmental Level Courses

5 Credit Hours, Courses Listed

A practical, research-based course designed to provide teacher candidates with the skills necessary to create productive learning environments in middle/junior/senior high schools. Content area instruction will be emphasized to meet the needs of particular subject matter. Requires admission to the Accelerated / Transition-to-Teaching Middle School/Junior High or High School Education program.

This course focuses on the influence of emotionality and social relationships on student's learning. Kindergarten-Grade 12. Teacher candidates will develop skills to help students self-regulate and manage their own behavior, and understand the impact of their behavior on the social world. The teacher's role in interfacing with the mental health community as well as current issues are explored. Requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Art Education - Content Courses

42 credit hours required; all courses listed.

Introduction to the basic elements and principles of design and a wide range of problem-solving strategies in a variety of mediums. Focuses on two-dimensional space organization, principles of visual perception, color and the application of the visual variables. Fall, every year. Course fee.

Introduction to the principles, techniques, and materials of three-dimensional design. Focuses on the structural components of design in a variety of mediums, as well as with the conceptual and problem-solving exploration required in the creation of sculptural forms. Winter, every year.

Students learn basic drawing skills of perception and technical drawing skills of composition, foreshortening, sighting, use of grids, and drawing in perspective. this class also covers techniques such blending, shading, and crosshatching. Winter, every year.

Introduces students to industry-standard digital imaging software in order to develop the techniques and skills necessary to create, edit and composite images. Applications of these skills are made in subjective and applied projects. Fall, every year. Course fee.

Students learn about mixed media and color, as well as continue to develop their perceptual abilities. this course focuses on the development of basic painting skills while encouraging individual expression. Fall, every year. Prerequisites: AD110, AD121.

Surveys the history of art in the western world beginning with prehistoric and extending to twenty-first century art. This course concentrates on the artists, the philosophies and events that have molded contemporary art. Fall, even years.

Surveys the history of women's involvement in the visual arts and the ideologies that have shaped the production of art and representation for women. Identifies the major issues and specific historical conditions that have influenced the role of women in art history and the ideologies that affected their art production. Winter, odd years. Prerequisite: AD250.

Studies a conceptual approach to the design process in which the problem is viewed as a set of relationships that exist between the complex environment of the design artifact, the human user and the encompassing environments. The emphasis is placed on the human being as a processor of visual information in a complex visual environment. Additional emphasis is placed on mental maps, visual shape and color coding, environmental way finding systems, corporate identity sign systems, and advertising. Fall, every year.

Students continue to learn and refine drawing and painting skills learned in foundation courses. Emphasis will be placed on the students' exploration of their unique interests. Conceptual origins of the artistic process will be examined. This course examines drawing and painting as a conceptual tool. Spring, even years. Course fee. Prerequisite: AD221

An introduction to construction techniques, firing systems and the historical origins of functional ceramics. Course will be lecture, demonstration, and applications, including technical development. Introduces when thrown forms, glazing, oxidation firing, and sculptural concerns. Fall, odd years. Course fee.

Focuses on the psychology of children's development and expression, as well as the skills necessary to stimulate and guide their art activities accordingly. Investigates the history of art as it affects cultural and aesthetic awareness. Fall, every year.

Focuses on the philosophy of art education, as well as the methods and materials for teaching art at the secondary level. Winter, even years.

Introduces the discipline, function, and tradition of typography as it relates to visual communication. Includes how and when to use type, how to use the problem solving process to solve visual problems, the basics of symbol/logo design, promotional graphics, typographic history and theory. Provides a general understanding of the field of design, including theory, practice, and technology. Fall, every year. Prerequisites: AD110, AD121 or consent of instructor.

Examines a variety of approaches to 3D and 4D art forms including modeling, construction, and installation. Studies the relevance of time and space as it applies to communication of the art form. Fall, every year. Course fee. Prerequisite:AD353.

Art Education - Field Experience I

Choose one of the following courses.

Requires sixty hours of guided teaching in a primary or intermediate elementary classroom to provide teacher candidates opportunities to relate principles and theories of education to actual classrooms and schools. Supervision provided by both the classroom teacher and the college supervisor. Prerequisites: ED 109 and ED 125.

Requires sixty hours of guided teaching in a middle school or junior high classroom to provide teacher candidates opportunities to relate principles and theories of education to actual classrooms and schools. Supervision provided by both the classroom teacher and the college supervisor. Prerequisite: ED109

Requires sixty hours of guided teaching in a high school classroom to provide teacher candidates opportunities to relate principles and theories of education to actual classrooms and schools. Supervision provided by both the classroom teacher and the college supervisor. Prerequisite: ED 109.

Art Education - Field Experience II

Choose one from the following courses.

Requires sixty hours of guided teaching in an elementary classroom to provide teacher candidates opportunities to relate principles and theories of education to actual classrooms and schools. Responsibilities include preparation of lesson plans and teaching materials. Supervision provided by both the classroom teacher and college supervisor.Requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Teacher candidates complete sixty clock hours of guided teaching in middle school or junior high classrooms in their major area. Lesson plans and preparation of teaching materials required. Supervision provided by both the classroom teacher and the college supervisor. Requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Teacher candidates complete a total of sixty clock hours of guided teaching in high school classrooms in their major area. Lesson plans and preparation of teaching materials required. Supervision provided by both the classroom teacher and the college supervisor. Requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Art Education - Supervised Teaching

Choose one of the following courses.

Provides a capstone teaching experience in a kindergarten classroom. Teacher candidates complete eight (8) weeks of supervised teaching and are responsible for full-time planning and teaching for a minimum of three weeks late in the placement. Requires Education Department approval. Course fee applies.

Provides a capstone teaching experience in an elementary/primary (grades 1, 2, or 3) classroom. Teacher candidates complete eight (8) weeks of supervised teaching and are responsible for full-time planning and teaching for a minimum of three weeks late in the placement. Requires Education Department approval. Course fee applies.

Provides a capstone teaching experience in an elementary/intermediate (grades 4, 5, or 6) classroom. Teacher candidates complete eight (8) weeks of supervised teaching and are responsible for full-time planning and teaching for a minimum of three weeks late in the placement. Requires Education Department approval. Course fee applies.

Art Education - Supervised Teaching II

Choose on of the following courses.

Provides a capstone teaching experience in a middle school or junior high classroom. Teacher candidates complete eight (8) weeks of supervised teaching and are responsible for full-time planning and teaching for a minimum of three weeks late in the placement. Requires Education Department approval. Course fee applies.

Provides a capstone teaching experience in a high school classroom. Teacher candidates complete eight (8) weeks of supervised teaching and are responsible for full-time planning and teaching for a minimum of three weeks late in the placement. Requires Education Department approval. Course fee applies.

Art Education - Seminar

Required.

Seminar sessions include analysis of student teaching experiences, development and presentation of Proficient Portfolio, information about licensure requirements and procedures, and career development. Must be taken concurrently with Supervised Teaching. Requires Education Department approval. Course fee applies.