Location: Smiley Art Building Room 108-A
Web Address: www.newpaltz.edu/arted
The undergraduate Art Education program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Arts Education. The curriculum plan includes courses in Studio Art, Art Criticism, Art History, Art Education, and General Education. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required for admission to the Art Studio program, which is a prerequisite for the Art Education program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for admission to Art Education, and students must earn a grade of B- or better in all Art Education (ARE) courses.
Upon successful completion of the baccalaureate program, students are eligible for New York State initial certification to teach art in the public schools. (For additional information about student teaching and certification, see the catalog pages for Early Childhood & Childhood Education and Adolescence Education.)
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