The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Science in Art with two options, Art Education and Visual Arts.
Art Education Option
Art Education option focuses heavily on the student’s knowledge of art and art production, and on the articulation of that knowledge. Degree requirements include forty-two (42) hours in art (art studio, art history, art education), and seventy-eight (78) hours in professional education, general education, and institutional requirements. Prior to graduation, all art education students must present a comprehensive slide portfolio of work produced during the last two years of enrollment.
- Students majoring in Art Education must make a formal written application to Teacher Education (see criteria for admittance listed under Admission to School of Education.)
- Students are strongly urged to meet with their art advisor, and then with an advisor in the School of Education early in their program. Required tests (Praxis Series) and scores, and other School of Education requirements for licensure will be clearly delineated at that time.
- Students following the Art Education curriculum must pass the Praxis II examination prior to enrolling in directed teaching practicum.