Art Education, P-12
BA - Program Requirements
Melissa Saunier-Arnold, MA, Interim Chair, Division of Education
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 209
Melissa Saunier-Arnold, MA, Program Coordinator
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 209
Unit Mission Statement
The mission of the Education Division is to prepare candidates in a Christian learning environment with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful, reflective teacher-leaders in the 21st century.
Art Program Mission Statement
In cooperation with the Education program, the Art program provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge leading toward deeper appreciation of the visual arts, professional preparation as art educators, and individualized creative expression.
Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements. Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor’s degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.
As part of the admission criteria for the Education program, candidates must have completed the following required courses with a grade of C or higher:
- Public Speaking (COMM 2103) or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency;
- Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013), unless waiver requirements are met, Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023), or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency; and
- General education mathematics course, as determined by the candidate’s general education program, unless waiver requirements are met.
Program Requirements: 84 hours
To earn an Art Education P-12 degree, students will complete a minimum of 42 hours of Art courses and 39 hours of Education courses, working concurrently in both programs, along with the general education program and prerequisites.
A. Prerequisites: 3 hours
- Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is a prerequisite for EDUC 3123 and EDUC 3143 – 3 hours
B. Core Requirements – Art: 42 hours
- Beginning Studio: Drawing (ART 1214) – 4 hours
- Design & Color (ART 2164) – 4 hours
- Art Education P-5 (ART/EDUC 2613) – 3 hours
- Computer Graphics I (ART 2623) – 3 hours
- Art History I (ART 2733) – 3 hours
- Art History II (ART 2743) – 3 hours
- Advanced Studio: Drawing (ART 3234) – 4 hours
- Art Education 6-12 (ART/EDUC 3623) – 3 hours
- Modern Art (ART 3753) – 3 hours
- Two-dimensional ART elective – 4 hours
- Three-dimensional ART elective – 4 hours
- Studio elective (3000 level) – 4 hours
C. Professional Preparation – Education: 39 hours
- The Teaching Profession (EDUC 2123) – 3 hours
- Introduction to Educational Technology (EDUC 2713) – 3 hours
- Principles of Lifelong Learning (EDUC 3123) – 3 hours
- The Exceptional Learner (EDUC 3143) – 3 hours
- Fundamentals of Secondary Education (EDUC 3403) – 3 hours
- Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 5-9, 8-12 & P-12 (EDUC 3523) – 3 hours
- Measurement & Assessment in Education (EDUC 4103) – 3 hours
- Classroom Management P-5 & P-12 (EDUC 4263) or Classroom Management 5-9 & 8-12 (EDUC 4463) – 3 hours
- Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600) – 12 hours
- Practicum (EDUC 4603) – 3 hours
Note: Student teaching candidates must pay a $155 student teaching fee.
Graduation requirements for candidates are as follows:
- Minimum 2.75 Cumulative GPA;
- Minimum 2.75 Content/Emphasis Area GPA;
- Minimum 2.75 Professional Education GPA;
- Passing of the appropriate Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning (PTL) exam and the appropriate content exam(s) as required by state regulation;
- Successful completion of all program requirements and assessments;
- Successful completion of Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600), including all course requirements with positive evaluations; and
- Successful completion of Stage III Exit Portfolio.