2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Art - Education, B.A.


  • Daniel Casebeer, Ph.D.
  • Patricia Beachley, M.F.A.
  • Brian Ferrell, M.F.A.
  • Kathleen Harris, Ph.D.
  • Maureen Kochanek, M.A.
  • Mary Kay Neff, S.C., M.F.A.
  • Tricia Shelton, Ed.D.
  • David Stanger, M.F.A.
  • Melissa Tamburrino, Ed.D.
  • Sara Tinnick, M.F.A., M.S.
  • Matthew Vogel, Ph.D.

For teaching certification requirements and learning objectives go to “Education -Teaching Certification ”.

Learning Objectives: Art Education

  1. Develop technical skills, including in-depth competence in at least one medium, and self-discipline to enhance one’s own artistic production and to enhance the teaching/learning experience in a classroom setting; facilitate the creative use of technology to promote student learning in the arts.
  2. Identify the broad chronology of art and the traditions of Western art while examining and questioning the theories and assumptions of art history and contemporary art criticism from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints.
  3. Analyze and contextualize art objects and art movements from a variety of cultures with sensitivity.
  4. Provide a critical analysis of one’s own artwork and of the works of others by describing orally and through written interpretations of the conceptual and formal qualities of artwork, theories, and movements.
  5. Identify historical techniques, approaches, and professional opportunities of the education profession; initiate one’s own learning and growth through study and involvement in professional art and education organizations and the local, state, and national artistic communities by visiting museums, galleries, and artists’ lectures, and reading journals and periodicals.
  6. Articulate the impact of art on one’s life as a means of personal growth and self-expression and explore artistic expression as a reflection of both personal and cultural views.
  7. Develop and deliver art instruction in art making, art history, criticism, and aesthetic thought.
  8. Practice professionalism through student teaching experience.
  9. Create a professional Art Education Portfolio including lesson plans, by utilizing technology to support teaching.

All art students are evaluated in the sophomore year for a formative review. Students complete and present a portfolio of work to be reviewed during the spring semester of the sophomore year by the art faculty. Upon successful completion of this evaluation, students continue through their major coursework.

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in art education must complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, capstone assessment requirement, and the required major courses. This degree prepares the student for a teaching certificate for kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The capstone assessment includes the completion of the teaching portfolio, artist statement, teaching journal, senior group art exhibition, portfolio documenting art exhibition, and state-required teacher certification tests. Art education majors exhibit in the semester prior to student teaching. 

A minimum of 120 credits is required.

Art - Education Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts

Total credits: 116

Special Education Endorsement:

For students who wish to receive Special Education Endorsement in Secondary Education, the additional required courses are: