Art Education, B.S. Ed (Certifiable for PK-12 teaching)

The philosophy of the Department of Art's Art Education program is to prepare well-educated and competent practitioners for teaching positions in the school districts of the capital region and the state of Connecticut.  The B.S. in Art Education focuses on the development of those art teaching skills that will enable graduates to plan and implement an effective art program at the elementary, middle, and/or senior high school level.

Art Education Major Requirements (45 credits)

Art 112 and Art 113 are double counted in Study Area I.

Art Education Core (36 credits)

ART 112History of Art I

3

ART 113History of Art II

3

ART 120Design I

3

ART 124Three-Dimensional Design

3

ART 130Drawing I

3

ART 230Drawing II

3

ART 240Printmaking I

3

ART 252Painting I

3

ART 260Ceramics I

3

ART 261Sculpture I

3

ART 263Crafts I

3

and

one additional three-credit art history course

Pre-Professional Program (6 credits)

ART 301Art Education Theory and Practice I

3

EDTE 314Applying Learning Theories in Diverse Settings (K-12 Programs)

3

EDF 215: Education in a Multicultural Society (3 credits) may be used to fulfill General Education Requirements.

Professional Education Programs (30 credits)

ART 302Pre-Practicum in Art Education

1

ART 303Practicum in Art Education I

2

ART 400Art Education Theory and Practice II

3

ART 403Art Education and Technology

3

EDSC 425Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Teaching at the Secondary Level

3

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities

3

ART 402Practicum in Art Education II

1

ART 401Student Teaching Seminar - Art

1

ART 491Aesthetic and Critical Dialogue About Art

3

EDSC 428Student Teaching - Elementary Art

5

EDSC 429Student Teaching - Secondary Art

5

These courses require prior acceptance to the Professional Program for Teacher Certification.

Studio Specialization Area (9 credits)

9 credits in one media area are required; 3 credits from the required studio core can be used as a beginning studio specialization course

Directed Electives (3 credits)

3 credits, as necessary to meet program requirements, chosen in consultation with advisor

Related Requirements (9 credits)

HIST 161American History to 1877

3

or

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present

3

PSY 236Life-Span Development

3

EDF 215 Education in a Multicultural Society (3 credits)

These courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 45

No minor is required for BS in art education students.

Students interested in art education should also read "Professional Program for Teacher Certification" in the School of Education and Professional Studies section on page 83 of this catalog.

A portfolio review is required of all BS in art education majors.

Portfolio Requirement

All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review.