Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, K-12

Choose this degree if your goal is to specifically teach art in a K-12 classroom.  As an Art Education major, you will spend time developing your personal artistic skills.  However, you will also engage in educational theories, explore teaching methods, and participate in field experiences that are all required for teaching certification.  Art Education majors have an advisor in both the Art and Education departments.

Degree Requirements

The BA Art Education degree requires completion of 121 credits including:

  • General Education – 38 Credits
  • Art Requirements – 51-54 Credits
  • Education Requirements – 29 Credits
  • Upper division credits (300-400 level) – 42, can come from major courses or electives

General Education Requirements

See General Education Degree Plan

Major Requirements

A. Art Requirements (51-54 Credits)

  • AR 105:  Introduction to Art Criticism (3 hours)
  • AR 206:  Studio One (3 hours)
  • AR 207:  Studio Two (3 hours)
  • AR 208:  Drawing (3 hours)
  • AR 216:  Introduction to Art Education (3 hours)
  • AR 220:  Painting (3 hours)
  • AR 252:  Beginning Sculpture (3 hours)
  • AR 253:  Ceramics:  Handbuilding (3 hours)
  • AR 260:  Beginning Printmaking I (3 hours) OR
  • AR 261:  Beginning Printmaking II (3 hours)
  • AR 280: Beginning B&W Photography (3 hours) OR
  • AR 281:  Beginning Digistal Photography (3 hours)
  • AR 3XX: 3D Material Studies Rotator (3 hours)
  • AR 334:  Elementary School Art Education Methods (3 hours)
  • AR 335:  Secondary School Art Education Methods (3 hours)
  • AR 364:  History of Art (3 hours)
  • AR 365:  History of Art (3 hours)

B. PLUS 3 HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • AR 202:  InDesign (3 hours)
  • AR 306:  Illustrator (3 hours)
  • AR 310:  Photoshop (3 hours)

C.  EMPHASIS AREA

Complete a 9 hour area of emphasis in one of the following areas:  Art History, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, 3D MAterial Studies (these 9 hours will include classes from the above areas, to add a minimum of 3 hours or a maximum of 6 hours depending on the chosen emphasis).

D. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (29 credits)

  • ED 200:  Perspectives in teaching/learning (3 hours)
  • ED 220:  The Exceptional Learner (3 hours)
  • ED 416:  SEC/K-12 Classroom Instruct/MGMT (2 hours)
  • ED 426:  SEC/K-12 ED Practice/Assessment (2 hours)
  • ED 429:  Content Area Literacy (2 hours)
  • ED 436:  Field Experience Lab SEC/K-12 (3 hours)
  • ED 455:  Student Teaching K-12 (15 hours)