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College of the Arts
School of Art
211 Art Building
Completion of the Bachelor in Arts in Art Education certifies students for pre-K–12 licensure. The program graduates teachers who apply learner-centered pedagogy through the use of expressive, technical and organizational skills with a basic understanding of the philosophical and social foundations underlying art in education. Graduates understand child development and the creative needs of learners; use traditional and newer technological processes; incorporate art history and aesthetic concepts to studio practices; employ instructional strategies based on reflective practice; and create learning environments that help students build on prior knowledge and meet success.
Teachers of self-enrichment education held about 253,600 jobs in 2008. The largest numbers of teachers were employed by public and private educational institutions and providers of social assistance.
General Admissions for New Freshman: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 128 total credit hours. A 2.750 cumulative GPA and a 2.750 GPA in the major are necessary for admission to advanced study, student teaching and graduation in this program. Minimum C (2.000) grade is required in all courses specified as requirements and in education courses required as part of the minor.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
Travel to London and Paris
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Art Education Association Student Chapter; Art History Club; Ceramics Club; Glass Club; Undergraduate Art Club
Students enrolled in the B.A. in art education, must receive a rating of “satisfactory” on selected works exhibited during their portfolio review.
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