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Note: Students can be licensed to teach Pre-K to 12 by completing the BFA in Studio Art and the Art Education and Education requirements as well.

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities included in major0
Natural Sciences7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective/First Year Experiencer3
Major Requirements
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
ART 3721Expressive Drawing3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2653Watercolor3
ART 2615Introduction to Metals3
Art Education Requirements
ART 3737Pre-K-4, Visual Arts Education3
ART 4837Professional Practices in Middle School3
ART 4838Professional Practices in Secondary School3
ART 4839Seminar in Art Education1
Education Requirements
EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
TERG 3710Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society3
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education2
SED 4843Supervised Student Teaching: Art (K-12)10
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 5882Twentieth Century Art from 19603
Art History Elective
Select one ART 37XX Art History Elective.3
Total Semester Hours129

This four-year plan is an illustration of a potential sequence of courses that you may take, but you need to meet with an academic advisor to plan a specific course sequence that is most appropriate for your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
GER SPA/First Year Experience 3
 Semester Hours18
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
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
ART 2615 Introduction to Metals 3
ART 3721 Expressive Drawing 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours18
ART 2653 Watercolor 3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
GER Elective 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
ART 3737 Pre-K-4, Visual Arts Education 3
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
ART Breadth Course 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
EDTC 3771 Technology for Teaching 3
TERG 3710 Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years 3
 Semester Hours18
ART 4837 Professional Practices in Middle School 3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
ART Breadth Course 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 4
ART 4838 Professional Practices in Secondary School 3
ART 37XX Art History Elective 3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART Breadth Course 3
MULT 2611 Foundations of Multi-age Education 2
 Semester Hours14
ART 4839 Seminar in Art Education 1
SED 4843 Supervised Student Teaching: Art (K-12) (Field Experience) 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours134

Candidates will not be permitted to take the following professional education courses more than twice:

EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society3
TERG 2601Reading Application in Content Area Early Years3
TERG 3701Phonics in Reading Instruction3
TERG 3702Developmental Reading Instruction3
TERG 3703Assessment and Instruction in Reading3
TERG 3710Reading Application in Content Areas, Middle Years3
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years3
TEMC 4802Student Teaching: Middle Childhood5-10
SED 4800 series
ECE 2629Best Practices in Early Childhood Intervention Specialist3
ECE 3760Cross-Curricular Applications and Classroom Management/Guidance3
Pre-student Teaching courses – ECE TEC
MCE Internship
SED 3706Principles of Teaching Adolescents3
Student Teaching Seminar
Student Teaching

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for visual arts Pre-K to 12 are as follows:

  •  Students will demonstrate thorough knowledge of arts vocabulary.
  •  Students will demonstrate skills in communicating verbally and visually in their knowledge about the arts.
  •  Students will achieve the highest possible level of technical skills in the appropriate medium.
  •  Students will achieve the highest possible level of content expression in the appropriate medium.
  •  Students will demonstrate working knowledge of trends in general art history and theory with an emphasis in 20th century art.
  •  Students will demonstrate pedagogical skills and insights as they pertain to specific classroom needs.
  •  Students will demonstrate awareness and growth in confidence in teaching contemporary strategies while teaching the visual arts.
  •  Students will demonstrate skill in discriminating between creative (divergent) experiences and those that do not promote the artistic growth of the child (convergent).