Visual Arts Education (BS)
Give future generations of artists tools to express themselves in creative, fulfilling ways.
Develop your own skills in ceramic arts, drawing, fiber arts, painting, photography, and more as you are equipped to teach art to learners in preschool through grade 12.
Completing this program will earn you a bachelor of science in visual arts education and allow you to sit for multi-age teacher licensure exams.
"(Art students) have a nice idealism that we sometimes lose in the work world."
- Clare Murray Adams
Professor of Art
The major in Visual Arts Education consists of the following:
29 hours in the following art core:
- ART 122 - Art History I: Ancient, Medieval, and Non-European
- ART 124 - Art History II: Renaissance to the Present
- ART 212 - Drawing I
- ART 232 - Studio Experiences in 2D Design
- ART 251 - Painting I
- ART 303 - Studio Experiences in 3D Design
- ART 385 - Printmaking
- ART 430 - Senior Exhibit/Portfolio
- ART 460 - Issues in Contemporary Art
6 hours of visual art education courses:
- ART 311 - Art for Early and Middle Childhood Education
- ART 421 - Teaching Art in the Secondary School
38 hours of the following professional education courses:
- EDUC 112 - Foundations of Education
- EDUC 232 - Psychology of Human Learning
- EDUC 270 - Expressive Arts for Young Children
- EDUC 312 - Principles of Secondary School Instruction
- EDUC 357 - Content Reading Strategies
- EDUC 262 - Instructional Technology
- EDUC 405 - Applied Instructional Technology
- EDUC 415 - Assessment in Education
- EDUC 460 - Student Teaching Seminar
- EDUC 495 - Multi-Age (PreK-12) Student Teaching
- SPED 243 - Inclusion and the Schools
9 hours in an emphasis area:
- ART 271 - Graphics I: Visual Design
- ART 321 - Graphics II: Typography
- ART 323 - Graphics III: Computer-Assisted Design
6 hours in studio electives: Two additional studio courses which are not in the student’s own area of emphasis and not in the art core.