Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Art

Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


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This plan prepares you for a secondary education certificate, with a K-12 endorsement in Art.

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Art

Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Art Education?

Do you have a flair for the creative and the desire to teach others to unleash their inner artists? No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an art educator, you'll help shape the character and future of every child in your classroom.

This program prepares you to teach art education in K-12 programs. You'll learn the theory and practice of art criticism, history, aesthetics, and studio. You'll also graduate with a degree in education, with skills in elementary and secondary student development and learning, classroom management, and an expertise in teaching children about creating art.

Note: If you want to major in Art Education, you must apply and be accepted to the Professional Teacher Education Program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Multicultural education
  • Early childhood education
  • Special education
  • Art education

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Art therapist
  • Superintendent

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Art

Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Art

Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

In art education, students prepare to become art instructors in K-12 by learning about content pedagogy, student development, diverse learners, instructional strategies, classroom management, research, communication and technology. Students learn important skills in a wide range of studio classes that prepare them for teaching.
 
The faculty of the School of Art are innovative artists, designers, scholars and educators who engage students in and out of the classroom. Our students are encouraged to participate in independent research projects with faculty, study abroad programs, internships, and student clubs and learning communities. Participation in these experiences provide our students with a depth of knowledge that benefit their own students later.

Student Learning Outcomes

Degree Program Student Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education: Art (BS Ed Art) encompass knowledge, skills, and dispositions that upon graduation lead to highly qualified art-teacher status. Students are expected to exhibit strong evidence of achieving a level of proficiency necessary for graduation, certification in secondary education, endorsement in K-12 art, and participate effectively in a competitive art-teaching market.
 
Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Association of Schools of Art & Design Accreditation, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

  1. Content Pedagogy: Graduates will become attentive facilitators of meaningful art learning experiences through the application of the central concepts of art teaching, tools of art inquiry, structures and functions of the discipline of art, and ideas of global engagement, environmental sustainability, and diversity. 
  2. Student Development: Graduates will become conscientious supporters of children’s intellectual, social, ethical, and personal growth and potential through rigorous art-learning opportunities that are age and ability appropriate.
  3. Diverse Learners: Graduates will become effective curriculum designers who know how to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the interconnectedness and interdependence of the human experience on a global scale and deliver differentiated instructional opportunities in art that are adapted to the learning needs of diverse student populations.
  4. Multiple Instructional Strategies: Graduates will become responsive art educators who select and use varied approaches to art teaching to engage students through challenging problem solving activities that contribute to development of critical thinking skills.
  5. Motivation and Classroom Management: Graduates will become caring motivators who encourage social interaction, active engagement, and purposeful art learning in a well-organized and managed classroom.
  6. Communication and Technology (Information Fluency): Graduates will become focused art classroom catalysts who recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information to successfully foster information fluency in the children they teach.
  7. Planning: Graduates will become diligent researchers who develop challenging art instruction based upon reliable data that informs knowledge about the diverse learning community and other important stakeholders. 

 

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Art

Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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College of Arts and Letters

School of Art

Art Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


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