This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
A minor is not required with this major.
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)
one additional three-credit art history course
Pre-Professional Program (6 credits)
EDF 215: Education in a Multicultural Society (3 credits) may be used to fulfill General Education Requirements.
Professional Education Programs (30 credits)
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)
EDF 215 Education in a Multicultural Society (3 credits)
These courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements.
Total Credit Hours: 45
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.
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.