Degree Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art Education with Teaching Licensure

Art Foundation Requirements - 21 hrs

(all courses are 3 hrs, except as noted)

  • AR 101 Survey of Art History I
  • AR 102 Survey of Art History II
  • AR 120 Design I 2-D
  • AR 121 Design II 3-D
  • AR 131 Basic Photo Imaging
  • AR 140 Drawing I
  • AR 141 Drawing II

General Studio/Intermediate Courses 15 hrs

  • AR 219 Intro to Printmaking
  • AR 220 Darkroom Photography I OR AR 231 Basic Multimedia
  • AR 223 Graphic Design I
  • AR 240 Painting I
  • AR 260 Ceramics I

Required Upper Level Art Courses 12 hrs

  •  AR 3XX Art History Elective
  •  AR 300 Art Theory Past and Present OR AR 307 20th Century Art OR AR 407 21st Century Art Practices
  •  AR 400 Senior Exhibition – 1 hr
  •  AR 404 BFA Professional Practice – 2 hrs
  •  AR 403 Workshop in Art Media

Open Art Electives: Upper level - 9 hrs

  • Any studio courses or special topics courses.  May include 3 hrs travel/study and/or 3 hrs Art History courses.

Required Art Education Courses - 9 hrs

  •  AR 380 Elementary Art Education
  •  AR 381 Craft Techniques
  •  AR 382 Methods and Philosophy of Art Education

Required Professional Education Courses - 21 hrs

  •  ED 150 EPIC Experience – 1 hr
  •  ED 200 Education Psychology
  •  ED 225 Becoming an Education Professional
  •  ED 300 Integrating Technology in the Curriculum
  •  ED 302 Exceptional Learners
  •  ED 385 Foundations of Education
  •  ED 402 Teaching Struggling Learners – 2 hr
  •  ED 484 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
  •  ED 400 – 2 hrs
  •  ED 405 Classroom Management – 1 hr
  •  ED 440 Student Teaching K-12 – 12 hrs

Students seeking a B.F.A. degree must apply for admission to the B.F.A. Program (sophomore level)

Total Art hours:  66

Total Gen Ed/University Core credits:  39

Total Professional Education Credits: 36

Total Credits for Degree:  141