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Art Education > Major

Visual Arts Education major - 84 credits

Required Foundation courses.........................18 credits
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I (3)
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II (3)
ARS102 Design: Color (3)
ARS103 Design: Form (3)

plus:
ARH201 Art of the Western World I (3)
ARH202 Art of the Western World II (3)

Required Art Education courses.....................18 credits
ARE190 Contemporary Approaches Art Ed (3)
ARE191 Fieldwork in Art Education I (1)
ARE200 Art Criticism (3)
ARE302 Curriculum & Instruction (3)
ARE391 Fieldwork in Art Education II (1)
ARE303 Theory & Practice (4)
ARE305 Disability Studies in Art Education (3)

Required Educational Studies courses.............6 credits
Under advisement by Art Education faculty, each major candidate is required to take six credits of Educational Studies courses, of which three credits must address issues pertaining to special populations:
EDS340 Sociological & Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)
and
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (3) OR EDS371 Child Psychology & Development (3)

Upper-division Art History requirement...........6 credits
By advisement, each major candidate must take two upper-division Art History courses, one in non-Western art and one in contemporary art.

Basic Art Studio or Art Education courses.......15 credits
ARE316 Learning in Digital Visual Cultures (3)

plus:
Four (4) additional ARS or ARE courses demonstrating breadth of two-dimensional and three-dimensional processes, selected under advisement by Art Education faculty.

Upper-division Art Studio courses...................9 credits
Under advisement by Art Education faculty, each major candidate is required to take three (3) upper-division ARS courses in one studio area (Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metal, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture).

Student teaching.......................................12 credits
ARE405 Student Teaching in Art Pre-K-6 (6)
ARE406 Student Teaching in Art 7-12 (6)


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Each major candidate must complete a minimum of 48 liberal arts credits as well as a minimum of 45 upper-division credits.
  • All students enrolled in teacher education programs leading to NYS certification must complete study of a language other than English. Students with no previous language study must complete a two-semester sequence in a language (6 credits, 101 and 102); students who can be placed at an intermediate or advanced level must complete one course (3 credits, 201 or higher).