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.

Pre-Professional Program (6 credits)

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

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.

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.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Vicente Garcia
Professor, Department Chair
Art & Design
James J. Maloney Hall
FA 152

Academic Department