Female Student at Graduate

Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku, Program Coordinator

Multi-Age Education (PK-12)

Visual Arts

OVERVIEW

The B.S. in Education Visual Arts, Pre-K-12 degree program is offered in collaboration with the Department of Art, CCAC and the Department of Teacher Education, BCOE.  Art Education students are first and foremost artists who want to teach. They are dedicated to becoming lifelong learners, artists, researchers, and teachers. Prospective art teachers are leaders and advocates for the arts in schools, museums, community centers and other settings while also caring about students with diverse abilities, their learning, and nurturing their love of visual art.  This program nurtures professional teaching skills along with creative and intellectual growth. Students work with art education faculty with diverse set of research interests ranging from the use of digital technology in the classroom, art curriculum and instruction, to international studies and multicultural art education. Small class sizes and hands-on field teaching experiences effectively prepare students to enter the profession of teaching. 

 

The Multi-Age Visual Arts License, Grades PK-12, Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 135 semester hours of course work.  This teaching field also requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach. 

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Art Education program will be qualified to teach in the PK-12 Art Education classroom. Graduates find rewarding and meaningful employment in public and private schools, community centers, museums and galleries.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The following learning outcomes are based on The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.  These standards were developed for use as a guide for teachers as they continually reflect upon and improve their effectiveness as educators throughout all of the stages of their careers. These standards serve as an important tool for teachers as they consider their growth and development in the profession. These standards in developing and content of our teacher education programs.  They are interrelated and connect in teachers’ practice.

  • Teachers understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
  • Teachers know and understand the content area for which they have instructional responsibility.
  • Teachers understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.
  • Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
  • Teachers create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
  • Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
  • Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning. Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.

Professional Dispositions:  

In addition to the above learning outcomes, teacher candidates are expected to display the following professional dispositions:

  • Creating fairness in the classroom
  • Providing an inclusive environment that is safe and conducive to learning
  • Demonstrating the belief that all students can learn
  • Fostering collaborative relationships to support student learning and well- being
  • Exhibiting professional skills

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

Students complete over 300 hours of pre-clinical experiences in addition to student teaching.  Field experiences are included in the following courses and offer opportunities to provide varying levels of classroom support (observing, one-on-one tutoring, small group teaching, co-teaching, whole class teaching).

Field Experiences

Preclinical Field Experiences:  

The preclinical experience is conducted in local schools and provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to complete an in-depth field experience prior to student teaching.  This field experience requires a substantial time commitment, as teacher candidates spend the entire day in schools during designated weeks. The Art Education preclinical experience is scheduled during over two semesters.  Applications for the preclinical experience must be submitted (1) one year in advance to BCOE Room 2101, by September 1 for the fall preclinical experience and February 1 for the spring preclinical experience.  Contact the Beeghly College of Education, academic advisors for minimum preclinical prerequisites. 

  • ART 3737 Pre-K-4, Visual Arts Education
  • ART 4837 Professional Practices in Middle School
  • ART 4838 Professional Practices in Secondary School

Student Teaching

  • SED 4843 Supervised Student Teaching: Visual Art (K-12)
  • SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education

Students complete a 16 week student teaching experience.  Students must pass the edTPA performance-based assessment with a minimum score of 137 during this experience.

Advisement

Advisement is provided by the academic advisors in the Beeghly College of Education.  Majors in this program must complete general education requirements, subject area curriculum requirements, reading course requirements, and professional education requirements.  Prior to student teaching, all adolescent/young adult majors must complete a preclinical experience.

Required Assessments

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) assess the content area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator license or adding a new licence area.  The assessments are aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards.  Teacher candidates must pass these exams prior to student teaching.

004 Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Multi-Age (PK-12)

006 Art

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
One of the following courses may be taken to fulfill Math GER:
Math 2652 is preferred math course if you are required to take Math Praxis Core
Quantitative Reasoning
Or:
Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers 2
Or:
Introduction to Logic
Or:
Introductory Statistics
Arts and Humanities6
Survey of Art History 1
Survey of Art History 2
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 lab)7
Social Science6
General Psychology
Social Science GER
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective3
Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE
Subject Area Curriculum
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review 11
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2615Introduction to Metals3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2653Watercolor3
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 3721Expressive Drawing3
ART 3737Pre-K-4, Visual Arts Education3
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 4837Professional Practices in Middle School3
ART 4838Professional Practices in Secondary School3
ART 5882Twentieth Century Art from 19603
Select one of the following Art elective courses: 3
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Select one of the following Art History elective courses: 3
Topics in Medieval Art
Topics in Renaissance Art
Nineteenth Century American Art
Topics in Pre-Columbian Art
History and Theory of Graphic Design
Special Topics in Art History
Professional Education Curriculum
EDTC 3771Technology for Teaching3
FOUN 1501Introduction to Education3
FOUN 3708Education and Society 33
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 23
MULT 4807Teaching Across the Curriculum 22
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
TERG 3710Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years 23
Student Teaching Curriculum
SED 4843Supervised Student Teaching: Visual Art (K-12) 310
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 32
ART 4839Seminar in Art Education (with student teaching) 31
Total Semester Hours134
1

All students must complete and pass this review to take additional studio classes.

2

 Prerequisite for preclinical courses

3

 Upper Division Course

BCOE Notes:

  • Neither admission to the University nor declaration of a major related to a teaching field guarantees admission to the BCOE’s Teacher Education Programs or candidacy for a teaching license. Formal Admission to Teacher Education (Upper-Division) is required before students are allowed to enroll in junior and senior level courses in the college. Undetermined Education students must declare a major before applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program is obtained upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

___ Minimum completion of 50 SH___ Minimum 2.75 overall GPA

  • Meet one of the following criteria:

___ Overall GPA 3.4 or better, OR

___ ACT scores of Reading-21, English-18, Math-22, OR

___ SAT scores of Reading-450, Writing-430, Math-520, OR

___ Praxis CORE scores, Reading-156, Writing-162, Math-150

(Attach a copy of your CORE scores to the application)

  • “B” average or better (A-C, B-B) for:

___ ENGL 1550___ ENGL 1551

If failure to meet “B” average above,

___ ENGL 2601 grade must be a “B” or better.If you receive a “C” or below, you will need to retake the course.

  • “B” average or better (B-B-B, A-B-C) across the following:

___ FOUN 1501___ CMST 1545

___ SPED 2630___ ART 1541 or 1542

If you do not have a “B” average, you will need to retake one or more of these courses until the “B” average is achieved.

  • Professional education, preclinical, and student teaching courses may only be repeated one time.
  • Minimum requirements for teachers’ licenses are determined by the Ohio Department of Education; if those requirements change, they become effective immediately at Youngstown State University. (YSU Undergraduate Bulletin)

Program Notes:

  • All students must complete and pass ART 1503 review to take additional studio classes.
  • ART 4839 is to be taken with student teaching.

Upper-Division Notes:

Upper-Division Application (The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website)

  • After candidates have completed a minimum of 50 SH, they should submit an Upper Division application along with the completion of the Good Moral Character Statement, a copy of BCI & FBI clearances, and Dispositional Assessment to the BCOE Office of Student Services, room 2101, no later than:
    • September 1—to register for Upper Division Courses for Spring
    • February 1—to register for Upper Division courses for Summer & Fall
  • Each completed application must be reviewed and approved by the Upper Division Admission and Retention Committee.  If all requirements are met, the student will be allowed to register for upper-division courses the following semester.  Upper-division courses are the courses designated with the “+” symbol.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed until the end of the respective semester.

Preclinical Application with Request for Graduation Evaluation (The application must be completed and printed from the BCOE website.)

  • Preclinical application with the Graduation Evaluation Request summary is to be submitted one year prior to the intended preclinical semester to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than:
    • September 1—for Fall preclinical
    • February 1—for Spring preclinical
  • Preclinical candidates are screened for eligibility because specific course and grade point average prerequisites must be met.

Student Teaching Notes:

  • Prerequisites: BCOE Upper Division and Senior status, overall 2.75 GPA,  minimum of 2.67 GPA in subject area curriculum and professional education courses with no grade less than a “C,” and passage of OAE test(s) and ACTFL tests for foreign language.
  • Instructions for completing the Student Teaching Application and Forms are available on BCOE website.  The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website and submitted to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than:
    • September 1—to Student Teach the following Spring Semester
    • February 1—to Student Teach the following Fall Semester

Graduation Process:

  • Apply for graduation during the first three weeks of the semester you plan to graduate (you must have a graduation evaluation completed in advance).

Completing a Bachelor of Science in Education without Licensure:

  • Students choosing to graduate without licensure must apply for approval to graduate without licensure at the BCOE Office of Student Services, 2101 Beeghly Hall, 330-941-3268.
  • Once approved, students must complete all program requirements except for student teaching curriculum.  In place of student teaching curriculum, students will take TCED 4830 Undergraduate Capstone Course for Education Majors

General Education Requirements:

  • All Students must satisfy General Education Requirements; some majors prescribe specific GE courses.
  • Courses taken for the major may be applied toward satisfying General Education Requirements but credit hours toward graduation cannot be double counted. 
  • Approved General Education courses can be found at:  http://web.ysu.edu/ger

Financial Aid:

  • Eligibility to continue receiving federal financial aid is affected by your “satisfactory academic progress.”  Carefully review details on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship website:
  • http://cfweb.cc.ysu.edu/finaid/index.cfm

Advisement:

  • Freshmen, athletes, and students on warning and probation are required to meet with an advisor before registration. 
  • It is recommended that all majors meet with a faculty advisor every semester.

Other:

  • Residency rule requires the last 30 SH of your degree & at least 16 SH in your major and 21 SH in upper-division courses to be completed at YSU.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
FOUN 1501 Introduction to Education (Field Experience) 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
Natural Science/Lab GER 4
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
Fall
ART 2615 Introduction to Metals 3
ART 3721 Expressive Drawing 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Natural Science GER 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
ART 2653 Watercolor 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society (Field Experience) 1 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
Social Science GER 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Request for Graduation Evaluation is completed online, printed and submitted to the BCOE Office of Student Services, room 2101, with the preclinical application.  
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
Fall
ART 3737 Pre-K-4, Visual Arts Education (Field Experience) 3
FOUN 3708 Education and Society (Field Experience) 2 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
TERG 3710 Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years (Field Experience) 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4837 Professional Practices in Middle School 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 4
Fall
ART 4838 Professional Practices in Secondary School 3
MULT 4807 Teaching Across the Curriculum (See Advisors: this course is to be deleted) 2
EDTC 3771 Technology for Teaching (See Advisors: this course is to be deleted) 3
Art History Elective 4 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
ART Breadth Course 3 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
ART 4839 Seminar in Art Education 1
SED 4843 Supervised Student Teaching: Visual Art (K-12) (Field Experience) 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours134

1  Prerequisite for preclinical curriculum

2  Upper Division Course

3  Based on semester offerings, choose one of the following required course offerings:  Art 2611, ART 2631, ART 2650, ART 2661, ART 2674, ART 2691; OR choose one of the following Art Electives:  Art 2625, or ART 2626

4  Based on semester offerings, choose from one of the following Art History Electives:  ART 3741, ART 3742, ART 3746, ART 3782, ART 3783, or ART 4880