Art Education Courses and Requirements

First Year

Fall Semester (Choose one)

  • ART 104 Foundations: Visual Thinking
  • ART 108 Drawing, ART 103 Foundations: Circa NOW (2 credits)

January Term

  • ED 185 Education Seminar (practicum in schools if the student knows first year they want to do Art Ed, otherwise they must take ED 215 their sophomore year)

Spring Semester (Choose one)

  • ART 103 Foundations: Circa NOW (2 credits)
  • ART 104 Foundations: Visual Thinking
  • ART 108 Drawing

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ART 251 Survey of Western Art I
  • ART 111 Foundations: 3-dimensaion processes
  • ED 220 Ed Psych (fall or spring)
  • ED 221 Diverse and Exceptional (fall or spring)

January Term

  • ED 215 Clinical Experience I (if student did not take ED 185 during their first year)

Spring Semester

  • ART 252 Survey of Western Art II
  • ART 228 Art in the Elementary Schools (15 hour practicum is required in elementary schools while taking this class)
  • Choice of: 100-level or 200-level offering in ART
  • ED 220 Ed Psych (fall or spring)
  • ED 221 Diverse and Exceptional (fall or spring)

Introductory Portfolio must be completed after finishing 200-level courses and before taking 352. Competencies 3, 5, 6, and autobiographical statement should be completed in conjunction with ART 228A but may be submitted any time before Fall Break the following year after completing 228.

Take Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). State Required prior to March 1st deadline during the semester 200-level courses are being taken (5-6 weeks for test results). Upon receiving results, apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) this year or as soon as student declares Art Ed. Must have 2.75 GPA and 3 letters of recommendation.

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • ART 390 Junior Exhibit Seminar (0 credits)
  • Choice of: 200-level or 300-level offering in ART
  • Introductory Portfolio Competencies 3, 5, 6, and Autobiographical Statement art due by Fall Break
  • ED 378 Reading in the Content Area, K-12 (fall or spring, must be admitted to TEP and finished Intro Portfolio before taking)
  • Communicate with Ed Department about arranging practicum placement in middle school or high school for spring break. If student chooses to do the advised additional practicum during J-term before taking the course as a J-2, student should notify Ed Department. It is ideal to have the J-2 practicum be with the same teach as the spring break practicum.

January Term

  • Suggested that students either study abroad or do J-2 Practicum in middle school or high school classroom
  • Solidify placement for ART 352 Secondary Methods in Middle School/High School during spring break

Spring Semester

  • ART 352 Secondary Methods in Art Education (40 hour practicum in middle school or highs school during spring break) (offered every other year)
  • ED 378 Reading in the Content Area, K-12 (fall or spring, must be admitted to TEP and finished Intro Portfolio before taking)

Developing Portfolio is completed while taking 352 and other 300-level Ed course and must be turned in at the end of the semester and before student teaching.

Students who intend to teach in fall of senior year and plan to write an Art History paper for 490, take 379 as a Junior.

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • Choice of: 300-level or 400-level offering in ART
  • Choose one of below
  • Students who intent to write an Art History paper for ART 490 Senior Project should also register for ART 379 Art history Methods (2 credits)
  • ED 486 Teaching Practicum (Students must student teach at both K-6 level and the 7-12 level. If the student doesn't student teach in the fall, they will need to do a 9th semester due to 490 only being offered in the spring)

Spring Semester

  • ART 490 Senior Project
  • Choice of 300-level or 400-level offering in ART (if needed)
  • PAIDEIA II 450 Making Decisions in U.S. Schools (taken during senior year while on campus for 490)

Advance Portfolio is completed while student is student teaching and must be completed prior to graduation.