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Art Education, B.S.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education prepares students to qualify for teaching licensure for 7--12th grade. Curriculum is designed to give students a background in general education, as well as secondary education. Students can also focus on a single studio area within visual arts such as painting/drawing, sculpture/ceramics, illustration or printmaking.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:

Students will apply for formal admission to the Secondary Education and the Art and Design Department Art Education program in the semester prior to the beginning of their junior year. Admission criteria include:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in discipline core courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of discipline core courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010         Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research  3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (fulfills Fine Arts) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 85 Credits
Discipline Core Requirements Must be completed with a grade of C or higher.  
  ART 1110 Drawing I 3
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications 3
  ART 1650 Watercolor 3
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging 3
  ART 2630 Painting I 3
  ART 2680 Printmaking I 3
  ART 3500 Secondary Art Education Methods I WE 3
  ART 3510 Secondary Art Education Methods II WE 3
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
  ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series (must be repeated) 2
  ART 2110 Drawing II 3
  Choose one upper-division ARTH class from the list below: 3
  ARTH 3070 Modern Art and Architecture History WE (3)  
  ARTH 3120 History of Contemporary Art (3)  
  One elective 2000 or higher within studio emphasis area. Choose from: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Ceramics, or Sculpture. It is strongly recommended that students choose the same emphasis area for the one studio elective 2000 or higher AND the two upper division studio courses. 3
  Two upper-division studio courses within one emphasis area. Choose from: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Ceramics, or Sculpture. 6
Prerequisite Secondary Education Requirements:  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
Secondary Education Licensure Requirements:  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I  (Dance Education majors take DANC 4430  in place of EDSC 4200 .) 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 credits of upper division credit.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C in discipline core courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  4. Portfolio Submission
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
MAT1030/MATH 1040/MATH 1050/MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning/Introduction to Statisitcis/College Algebra/College Algebra for Business 3
ART 1110 Drawing I 3
ART 1120 2D Design 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
EDEL 1010 Intro to Education 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Biology GE 3
American Institutions GE 3
ART 2630 Painting I 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 1130 3D Design 3
ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
ART 1750 Digital Imaging 3
     
  Semester total: 9
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
ART 1350 Ceramics I (fulfills Fine Arts GE) 3
Humanities Distrubtion   3
Biology Distribution   3
American Institutions Distribution   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 2630 Painting I 3
ART 2680 Printmaking I 3
Third Science 3
Ethics And Values Distribution   3
Physical Science Distribution   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Studio Elective   3
ART 3500 Secondary Art Education Methods I WE 3
ART 2110 Drawing II 3
Upper Division Art History Elective   3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ART 3510 Secondary Art Education Methods II WE 3
Upper Division Studio Elective   3
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction 3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Upper Studio Elective   3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment WE 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching 8
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

Art and Design

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