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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Art Education

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (A ED)

PROFESSOR GRAEME SULLIVAN, Director, School of Visual Arts

The purpose of the Art Education program is to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, and caring professional educators to become critical, reflective practitioners, researchers and artists, and agents of change for social justice in diverse contexts of educational practice; generate and disseminate knowledge that leads to new pedagogical understandings on which more effective policies and practices can be grounded; and collaborate across disciplines, professions, and constituencies to promote social change that leads to educational improvement and transformation. An integral part of the program involves a variety of observational and participatory experiences in art learning environments, and an extensive pre-practice internship. Upon completion of the degree, employment prospects and/or acceptance for advanced graduate studies depends upon individual achievement and qualifications. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

All candidates seeking entrance to Art Education for Schools option must meet the following entrance to major criteria:

1. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and at least 48 credits completed (at the time of application).
2. Satisfaction of any basic-skills or entrance testing requirements as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in force at the time of application for entrance to the major.
3. Complete 6 credits in Quantification (GQ)
4. Complete ENGL 015 or 030
5. Complete 3 credits in literature (GH) (C or higher required)
6. Complete early field experience: AED 101S (C or higher required)
7. Complete education foundation courses: EDPSY 014, PSYCH 100 (C or higher required)
8. Complete art education foundation courses: AED 201W, 211, 212 (C or higher required)
9. Complete art studio & art history foundations: ART 110, 111, 122, ARTH 111, 112 (C or higher required)
10. Complete and document a minimum of 80 hours of paid or volunteer work with age appropriate population. At least 40 of these age-appropriate 80 hours would be satisfied by working with "under-represented" learners whose cultural, social, or ethnic backgrounds differ from the candidate's own.

For the B.S. degree in Art Education a minimum of 134 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12-15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 104 credits
(This includes 12-15 credits of General Education courses 6 credits of GA courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3-6 credits of GH courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (57 credits)[1]
AED 101(3), ART 011(1), ART 110(3), ART 111(3), ART 122(3), ARTH 111 GA;IL(3), EDPSY 014(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AED 201(3), AED 211 GA(3), AED 212(1), ARTH 112 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AED 323(3), SPLED 400(4) (Sem:3-6)
AED 225 GA;US(3), AED 322(3), AED 401(3), AED 490(3), SPLED 403B(3) (Sem: 3-8)
AED 489(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (33 credits)[1]
Select 12 credits at the beginning level from ART 201(3), ART 203(3), ART 211 US(3), ART 217(3), ART 220(3), ART 223(3), ART 230(3), ART 240(3), ART 250(3), ART 280(3), ART 296(3), ART 297(3), ART 299 IL(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3), PHOTO 200(3), or PHOTO 201(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in literature (GH) courses (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from APLNG 200 GH;IL(3), APLNG 210 GH;IL(3), or CI 280 GH(3) (Sem: 1-6)
AED 495A(7) and AED 495B(8); or AED 495C(7) and AED 495D(8) (Sem: 8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (14 credits)[1]
Select 8 credits in Art at the 300 or 400 level (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits in Art History at the 300 or 400 level (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-01-030

Review Date: 9/15/2015

R & T: 01/14/2014

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06

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